Boise State Broncos at BYU Cougars odds, picks and best bets

USA Today Sports 1 month ago

The Boise State Broncos (6-0) hit the road to face the BYU Cougars (2-4) at LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday in Provo, Utah at 10:15 p.m. ET. Here, we'll break down the Boise State vs. BYU odds and lines, with college football betting picks and tips.

The Broncos lost QB Hank Bachmeier (hip) to an injury early against Hawaii last week, but sophomore QB Chase Cord stepped in and was more than capable. He is expected to make his first start Saturday.

The Cougars have fallen in three consecutive games, including a disappointing showing at South Florida last week. They need to go 4-2 in the final six games for bowl eligibility.

Boise State at BYU: Betting trends and tips



  • The Broncos have posted a 6-0-2 against the spread record across the past eight against losing teams and they're 2-0-2 ATS in the previous four on the road.
  • Boise State is 3-0-1 ATS in the past four games overall.
  • The Cougars have posted a 6-1 ATS mark in the past seven against Mountain West Conference opponents.
  • The Under has dominated for both teams, going 8-3 in the past 11 for Boise State and 27-12-1 in the past 40 overall for BYU.
  • The Under is 6-2 in the past eight meetings in this series.

Boise State at BYU: Odds, betting lines and picks

Oct 12, 2019; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos running back George Holani (24) scores a touchdown during the second half at Albertsons Stadium versus the Hawaii Warriors. Boise State defeated Hawaii 59-37. (Photo Credit: Brian Losness - USA TODAY Sports)

Prediction

Boise State 38, BYU 20

Moneyline ( ?)

Boise State (-257) heads down to Utah looking to stay in the driver's seat for top spot among Group of Five teams. This is just too much chalk to eat; however, and BYU (+210) has no prayer to win outright.

Against the Spread ( ?)

The BRONCOS (-6.5, -106) are a tasty play on the road against the stumbling Cougars, as Cord proved he is more than capable of running the offense in Bachmeier's stead. Boise State has a solid one-two backfield punch with RBs Robert Mahone (75-375-5) and George Holani (65-366-1), while WRs John Hightower (24-444-5), Khalil Shakir (29-414-3) and CT Thomas (20-355-3) are great targets to help Cord cut it.

Over/Under ( ?)

Boise State has plenty of stars on offense, and it ranks 16th in the nation with 488.2 total yards per game. The Broncos could take care of the OVER 46.5 ( -115) themselves, even if BYU doesn't show up.

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