Boise St. vs. San Diego St. Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, San Diego State is favored at home, as the Aztecs are getting odds of -6 points against Boise State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 46 points. These two have split their last four meetings and the two have hit the over in three of the last four encounters. Tonight’s game takes place from SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, California and will air live on CBSSN.
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 with the under. 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.
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 3-2-1 with the under. They are 1-1-1 with the total 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.
San Diego State has been carried by its defense and its physicality. Boise State has that capability as well, but the Broncos haven’t shown an ability to match physical teams up front. San Diego State wants to control the line of scrimmage and limit possessions for Boise State. That is likely to lead to another under. SDSU is 16-7-1 with the under in its last 24 at home and Boise has hit the under in its last four in October. Look for another low-scoring game tonight.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: BOISE STATE/SAN DIEGO STATE UNDER 46