Fresno State vs. Boise State Total Pick
Will the under hit for bettors once again on Saturday night when the Boise State Broncos take on the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Mountain West Championship Game at 7:45 p.m. ET?
Who: Fresno State (9-3) at Boise State (9-3)
When: ESPN, 7:45 p.m. ET
Where: Boise State -8.5
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 50 points after hitting the board at 48. The Broncos, meanwhile, opened as an 8.5-point favorite and that’s where the line currently sits.
Who is the Public Backing?
As of this Thursday morning, just under 60% of betting tickets are on the Bulldogs to cover the spread as a sizable underdog.
Injury Report: The Bulldogs will likely be without defensive end Nathan Madsen, who is doubtful with an ankle injury. Dontel James (knee), Chris Coleman (foot) and Kesomi Mafi (knee) were all lost for the season in September.
On the other side, Boise State lost linebacker Gabe Perez (wrist) for the year and tight end Jake Roh is questionable for Saturday night with a foot injury.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 8-0 in the Bulldogs’ last eight games overall, is 4-0 in their last four road games, and is 10-1 in their last 11 conference games. The under is also a perfect 6-0 in their last six games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
On the other side, the under has cashed in five of the Broncos’ last seven games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. The under is also 14-5 in their last 19 home games and has cashed in all four of their last four games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous contest.
MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREDICTION: FRESNO STATE/BOISE STATE UNDER 50