Boise St. vs. San Diego St. Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, San Diego State is favored at home, as the Aztecs are getting odds of -7 points against Boise State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 45 points. These two have split their last four meetings, but San Diego State has covered the spread in all four games. Saturday’s game takes place from SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, California and will air live on CBSSN.
San Diego State is off to a 6-0 start to the season following a 41-10 win at UNLV last weekend. The Aztecs are 2-0 in the Mountain West and 4-2 against the spread. They are just 1-2 ATS at home. SDSU is allowing just 19.3 points and 310.7 yards per game. The Aztecs are producing 31.8 points and 387 yards per game on offense. Their ground attack is the clear strength of the unit as Rashaad Penny has rushed for 993 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense. Christian Chapman has thrown for 968 yards and seven touchdowns as well.
Boise State is 3-2 on the season after a 24-7 win at BYU last week. The Broncos are 1-0 in conference play and 3-2 against the spread. Boise State has covered the spread in both road games in 2017. The Broncos are holding their opponents to just 24.6 points and 325 yards per game. On offense, Boise State is putting up 28.6 points and 341 yards per contest. The Broncos have been using two quarterbacks. Brett Rypien has thrown for 646 yards and a touchdown while Montell Cozart has thrown for 433 yards while rushing for 207 yards and two scores. Alexander Mattison is the leading rusher with 284 yards and four scores while Cedrick Wilson has 32 receptions for 528 yards and three scores.
On name power, Boise State has history on its side, but the trends are going with San Diego State, which has looked like the much better team. The Broncos are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against a winning team and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games. San Diego State has covered in 18 of its last 26 conference games in five of its last six after a win. Look for San Diego State to continue to dominate the line of scrimmage and pick up another comfortable win.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE -7