Wyoming vs. Boise St. Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Boise State is favored at home, as the Broncos are getting odds of -14 points against the Cowboys. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 44.5 points. Boise State has won nine of the last 10 meetings in this series and these two have hit the under in three of their last four meetings. The public is currently putting 52 percent of the wagers on Wyoming on the road. Tonight’s game takes place from Albertsons stadium in Boise, Idaho and will air live on ESPN2.
Boise State is coming off a 31-14 win at San Diego State last week. The Broncos are 4-2 this season and 2-0 in the Mountain West. The Broncos are 4-2 with the under this season and 2-1 with the under at home. Boise is averaging 29 points and 336 yards per game on offense this season. Bretty Rypien has thrown for 718 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions while Montell Cozart has 486 passing yards and 208 rushing yards. Alexander Mattison is the leading rusher with 412 yards and five touchdowns while Cedrick Wilson has 34 receptions for 588 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Boise State is holding opponents to 22.8 points and 324.7 yards per game.
Wyoming is coming off a 28-23 win at Utah State last week to improve to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Mountain West Conference. The Cowboys are 4-2 with the under, hitting the over in their last two games. Wyoming has a solid defense that is allowing just 21.2 points and 348.5 yards per game. The offense is struggling, posting only 24 points and 284 yards per contest. Josh Allen had a lot of hype coming into the season, but has thrown for just 1,085 yards and seven touchdowns with four interceptions while completing just 57.6 percent of his passes. Trey Woods is the leading rusher with 285 yards and a score while Austin Conway has 31 receptions for 252 yards and two touchdowns.
Wyoming has been a team that people expected big offense from all year, but it just hasn’t appeared. Josh Allen has been very disappointing, but has been showing some signs of life lately. The Cowboys put up 45 points a few weeks ago and 28 last week. They also are 9-3 with the over in their last 12 conference games and 5-1 with the over in their last six road games. Boise State has hit the over in 16 of its last 23 against winning teams. I think these two manage more scoring than you might think and clear the over with some ease.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: WYOMING/BOISE STATE OVER 44.5