Boise State Broncos (2-1) vs Wyoming Cowboys (2-2)Date : 09/29/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyoming
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boise State Broncos vs Wyoming Cowboys
The 25th ranked Boise State Broncos will travel to War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming to battle the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday night at 7 pm EST for a Mountain West showdown. October 21, 2017 was the date of the last outing amongst these two teams as the Broncos would come out victorious in a 24-14 home win, yet, would not cover the spread as 15.5-point favorites while the under was the play as the total was set at 44.5 points for the game. In their last outing, the Broncos would take a 44-21 road loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in week three as they failed to cover the spread as two-point favorites while the under was the play with the total being set at 65.5. The Cowboys would pick up the 17-14 home win over the Terriers of Wofford University in week three as they would not cover the spread as 14.5-point favorites while the under was the play with the total being set at 47.5 points. The under has been the play in four of the last five meetings amongst these two teams while the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings amongst these squads.
Boise State Broncos's Latest Performance :
Boise State lost on the road to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in week three as they not only went down by a 17-7 score at the half, but, would be outscored 27-14 in the second half in a convincing win by the Cowboys. The 58th ranked defense for Boise state gave up a total of 422 yards in the game while being pounded on the ground for 176 yards. The Boise State rushing attack, which averages 181 yards per game, only collected 34 yards on the ground and were led by Alexander Mattison with 53 yards on 14 carries. Brett Rypien threw for 380 yards along with three touchdown passes for an offense that put up 414 yards total for the game. Boise State may not find much success versus the rush defense for Wyoming on Saturday as they are only allowing 123 yards per game, however, they do give up 234 yards passing to their opponents thus far in the season.
Wyoming Cowboys's Latest Performance :
Wyoming was locked in a battle versus the Wofford Terriers in week three as the difference in the game was a Cooper Rothe field goal as the Cowboys got the 17-14 home win. The rushing game racked up 89 yards led by Xazavian Valladay with 57 yards on 15 carries while Tyler Vander Waal threw for 224 yards along with two touchdown passes and an interception in the win. The 37th ranked defense for Wyoming collected three turnovers for the game while allowing 221 yards rushing to the Terriers, yet, would only allow the visitors to convert on five for 14 third down conversions for the game. The defense now gets to battle Boise State and its 14th ranked offense in points scores with 46 points per game while the Broncos defense is allowing 24 points per outing to their opponents.
How Boise State Broncos & Wyoming Cowboys Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Wyoming is 1-3 ATS while the O/U is 1-2-1
Boise State is 2-1 ATS while the O/U is 2-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Cowboys started the season with much promise, however, with a young QB at the helm, its production decreased considerably while putting much more pressure on the defense. As a result, the offense is putting up 20 points per game while the defense is allowing 26 points, good for 71st in the nation. Boise State took a step back in their last outing to the Cowboys, but, will look to get back on track in this matchup as their 6th ranked offense in total yards per game will look to exploit Wyoming’s defense that has lost much of its flare due it being on the field for far too long, yet, will get a boost from injured players set to rejoin the unit this weekend.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Boise State -17
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Broncos in this matchup as I believe that they will get their running game going versus a cowboys defense that was pushed around in their last outing to allow it to provide for opportunities within the passing game. Of course, Wyoming will be difficult to beat at home and will return some players to the defensive side of the ball, however, the Broncos will be coming in well rested and prepared for this matchup while the defense is ranked 31st in the country in total points allowed and will shut down Vander Waal and the Wyoming offense to cover the spread and get the victory in this contest on Saturday.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 46
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this contest as the Broncos will get going early as they will keep the Cowboys on their heels constantly throughout this matchup. And while the home team will put up some scores, Boise and their playmakers will begin to pull away in the second half while also surpassing the total of 46 points for this game.
Betting trends for Boise State Broncos:
- Under is 4-0 in Broncos last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Broncos are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on turf.
- Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Betting trends for Wyoming Cowboys:
- Over is 5-0 in Cowboys last 5 games following a bye week
- Under is 7-0 in Cowboys last 7 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game
- Under is 4-0 in Cowboys last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.