Boise State vs. Colorado State NCAA Football Week 14 Betting Preview
The best betting websites favor the visiting No. 20 Boise State Broncos by 13.5 points over the Colorado State Rams, as the spread goes for their November 29 game at 3:30 pm EST at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Boise State Broncos vs. Colorado State Rams Odds by GTBets
|Boise State||-13½ (-110)||57½ (-110)||-525|
|Colorado State||+13½ (-110)||57½ (-110)||+415|
Betting Boise State Broncos
The Broncos continued their near-perfect season with a 56-21 trouncing of Utah State on Saturday. Boise State was, according to the best online sportsbooks, four-point road faves. The Broncos, 12th in the country in points per game (37.9), have scored 170 points in four games after their single loss. Starting QB Jaylon Henderson went 16 of 28 for 187 yards with three TDs.
That’s about 90 yards fewer than their 32nd-ranking average of 273.0 per game. Running back George Holani had 178 yards and two TDs on 16 carries. Almost as many rushing yards as the team averages per game (184.5, 43rd). Boise State’s total offense, ranking 22nd (457.5 ypg) gained 484 yards on the Aggies. But the Broncos’ 67th-ranked pass defense (228.8) allowed 307 yards through the air.
Per the best betting websites, Boise State is 8-3-2 ATS in their last 13 conference games. 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games after a straight-up win. And 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
“This team can do something that no team in Boise State history has ever done: they can go undefeated in conference play in the Mountain West for the first time,” head coach Bryan Harsin said. “I guarantee that senior class, when they hear they can do something that’s never been done—they’re fired up.”
Betting Colorado State Rams
The Rams have lost two straight ahead of their regular-season finale. CSU entered last Friday, according to the best betting websites, as 4.5-point toad dogs against Wyoming. The Rams lost 7-17. It was the first time this season CSU’s 72nd-in-the-country scoring offense has been held to single digits. They average 28.5 points per game. Starting QB Patrick O’Brien went 17 of 29 for 217 yards with one TD and one pick. Warren Jackson had 95 yards and one TD on six receptions.
The Rams are 13th in passing offense with 306.7 yards per game. However, their 99th-ranked offense (136.0 ypg) could only muster 48 yards on the ground. On defense, CSU held Wyoming to just 81 passing yards. The Rams allow just 175.1 passing yards per game, making them the 7th best pass defense in the NCAA.
CSU is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after a straight-up loss. 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after allowing fewer than 275 total yards in their previous game. And 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games playing a team with a winning road record.
“The Rams still have a chance to make a big statement in their regular-season finale Friday at Canvas Stadium. Beat No. 20 Boise State and the 2019 season won’t seem quite so bad for fifth-year coach Mike Bobo and his team. “We’re pretty much treating this as a bowl game,” junior quarterback Patrick O’Brien said Monday.
“I think they’re going to come out and play hard, but it’s an opportunity for us to show what type of football we are and play well against a really good opponent.” CSU hasn’t defeated a nationally ranked opponent since 2002 when the Rams beat No. 7 Colorado 19-14 a week after opening the season with a 35-29 win at No. 22 Virginia. And CSU has never beaten Boise State, which is tied with Ohio State as the winningest programs in the country since 2000 with identical 217-42 records,” reports The Coloradoan.
Boise State Broncos vs. Colorado State Rams NCAAF Pick
Both schools have the motivation but only one has the momentum. Take Boise State and the points.