Colorado State at Boise State odds, picks and prediction
November 12, 2020 5:31 am
The Colorado State Rams (1-1, 1-1 MWC) visit the Boise State Broncos (2-1, 2-0) for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff Thursday. Below, we analyze the Colorado State-Boise State college football betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Money line: Colorado State +470 (bet $100 to win $470) | Boise State -667 (bet $667 to win $100)
Against the spread/ATS: Colorado State +14 (-110) | Boise State -14 (-110)
Over/Under: 60.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Colorado State at Boise State: Three things to know
Colorado State surprised Wyoming last week as short underdogs at home, winning 34-24, despite the fact the Rams were outgained 465 to 342 in total yards, and 23-18 in first downs. That’s because the Rams forced three turnovers for a plus-3 margin, including a pick-six just three minutes in to set the tone.
Boise State outscored Utah State and Air Force by a 91-43 score in its first two MWC games, but it was routed on the Smurf Turf by BYU 51-17 last week. QB Hank Bachmeier was unavailable due to an undisclosed reason, and his replacement Jack Sears was knocked out in the first quarter with a likely concussion. The Broncos might be down to freshmen Cade Fennegan and Andy Peters in this one.
The Broncos won last season’s meeting in Fort Collins 31-24, while the Rams covered a +13.5-point number as the Under (56.5) connected. It was just the second time in the past seven meetings that Colorado State hit the number against Boise State.
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Colorado State at Boise State: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Boise State 27, Colorado State 24
Money line (ML)
Boise State (-667) is a risky play due to a multitude of injury reasons. Bachmeier has missed two straight games, and RB George Holani is also considered doubtful due to an undisclosed ailment. AVOID.
Against the spread (ATS)
COLORADO STATE +14 (-110) is a sharp play on the road catching two touchdowns from Boise State, which might be missing its top two quarterbacks as well as its top tailback. Head coach Bryan Harsin said earlier this week that Bachmeier won’t miss the rest of the season, but he wasn’t clear if the sophomore will be under center or not Saturday. There is too much uncertainty to bet Boise.
UNDER 60.5 (-110) is a strong play with the Broncos banged up and expected to be a bit shorthanded at the skill positions. The Under is 11-2 in Colorado State’s past 13 conference games, and 10-1 in its previous 11 against winning sides. The Under is also a perfect 4-0 in Boise’s past four showings on Thursday, and 8-3 in the past 11 as a home favorite.
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