Colorado St. vs. Boise St. Prediction

Boise State Broncos vs. Colorado State Rams, 10/19/18 Predictions

Is Boise State giving up too many points at home tonight to a conference rival when the Broncos host Colorado State at 9PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

307 Colorado State at 308 Boise State

Friday, October 19, 2018

9PM ET – Albertsons Stadium

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boise State is favored at home, as the Broncos are getting odds of -24 points against Colorado State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 64 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on Colorado State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Broncos in a covering funk

After a tough 19-13 loss to San Diego State, Boise State bounced back last week with a 31-27 win at Nevada. The Broncos are now 4-2 overall, 2-1 in the Mountain West, 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under. Over their last four games, Boise State is just 1-3 against the spread.

Boise State has an offense that can be a handful for opponents. The Broncos are putting up 36.2 points and 481.5 yards per game this season. Their passing game is really rolling, as Brett Rypien has thrown for 1,858 yards and 14 touchdowns. Sean Modster and A.J. Richardson have combined for 61 catches for 910 yards and six touchdowns. Alexander Mattison is the leading rusher with 416 yards and six scores. Defensively, Boise is giving up 21.8 points and 323.7 yards per game.

Rams heating up at the betting window

Colorado State has a little momentum coming into this week’s game, as the Rams have beaten San Jose State and New Mexico over the last two weeks. The Rams are now 3-4 on the season, 2-1 in the Mountain West, 3-4 against the spread and 5-2 with the under. They have managed to cover in their last two games.

The Rams have struggled on defense this year, giving up 35.1 points and 446.3 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing 204.1 yards per game. On offense, Colorado State is putting up 24.6 points and 411.6 yards per game. K.J. Carta-Samuels has thrown for 1,934 yards and 16 touchdowns this year to lead the offense. Preston Williams is his leading receiving option with 52 catches for 671 yards and seven touchdowns. Izzy Matthews is the leading rusher with 425 yards.

College Football Betting Trends

Boise State

Boise State has covered the spread in four straight against a team with a losing record but are just 4-14 ATS in their last 18 home games.

Colorado State

The Rams are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 road games, but just 2-7 ATS in their last nine conference games.

Prediction:

Boise State has been pretty dominant in this series, winning seven straight while going 5-2 against the spread. The Broncos haven’t been great at covering lately, but I like the matchup for them tonight. The Rams have really struggled on defense and the Broncos are not an offense to give any leeway to. The Boise State defense should also matchup well against a pass-heavy Colorado State offense. I like the Broncos to hold back the Rams while racking up some big offensive numbers to cover.

 

College Football Prediction: Boise State -24

Related: Colorado State vs. Boise State Total Prediction

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