Boise State at Hawaii Odds, Free Pick & TV Info

Posted by Kenny Bell on Thursday,November 10, 2016 5:18, EST in

No. 22 Boise State is currently the second-highest- ranked Group of Five school in the College Football Playoff rankings behind MAC school Western Michigan. Boise needs to win out and get some help to earn a spot in the Cotton Bowl. The Broncos are sizable favorites in college football betting for their trip to the islands on Saturday.

Boise State at Hawaii Odds, Free Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 PM ET
Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
TV: CBS Sports Network
Stream: CBSSports.com
Radio: Boise State / Hawaii
Opening NCAA Football Lines: Boise -17.5 (63.5)

Why Bet on Boise State?

For Boise State to have a shot at the Cotton Bowl, it will need to win the Mountain West first, and the Broncos need some help. Two losses by Wyoming and Boise State winning out would earn them the Mountain Division and a matchup with San Diego State in the conference championship game. Should Boise State wind up in a three-way tie with Wyoming and New Mexico atop the division, the determining criteria will be the College Football Playoff ranking, which would likely give the Broncos the berth into the championship.

The Broncos come off a 45-21 win over San Jose State. Jeremy McNichols rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns, and Alex Mattison had a career-high 100 yards rushing and one touchdown. The Broncos (8-1, 4-1) had two players over 100 yards on the ground in one game for the first time since Nov. 8, 2014, against New Mexico. Boise State, which finished with 517 total yards of offense, had a season-high 298 yards rushing. McNichols’ performance was his seventh 100-plus yard game this season and fourth in a row.

McNichols extended his FBS-leading touchdown total to 20, and is now tied for the national lead with 16 rushing touchdowns (tied with Louisville’s Lamar Jackson). McNichols’ two touchdowns upped his career total to 48, tied for fourth place all-time at Boise State with Doug Martin (2008-11).

Boise State holds an 11-3 advantage over Hawai’i in the all-time series. The Broncos’ only losses have come at Aloha Stadium, where Boise State is 5-3. Since dropping a 39-27 game against the Rainbow Warriors on Nov. 23, 2007, Boise State has won five straight games.

Why Bet on Hawaii?

Hawaii (4-6, 3-3 MW) comes off a 55-0 loss at San Diego State, which thus clinched the West Division of the conference. The Aztecs continued their stronghold on first-place with their 16th straight win in conference and 10th straight at home.

The Aztecs, ranked ninth in the NCAA in rushing, piled up 296 yards on the ground led by the duo of Rashaad Penny (108 yards) and Donnel Pumphrey (112), the nation’s leading rusher. Meanwhile, SDSU limited the UH offense to a season-low 215 total yards, forced four turnovers, and scored two defensive touchdowns, both on interception returns. UH quarterback Dru Brown finished 22-of- 35 for 135 yards and three interceptions. Redshirt freshman Aaron Zwhalen who started the second half and played three series went 3-of- 10 for 32 yards and one interception in his first action.

A UH win here would give the Warriors their most league wins in a single-season since joining the Mountain West in 2012 and their highest overall win total since 2010 (10). A UH loss would give the Warriors a losing regular season record for the sixth straight year, which would set a new school record.

UH has lost its last eight games versus nationally ranked teams which includes a 63-3 defeat to then-No. 7 Michigan earlier this season.

Boise State at Hawaii Free Pick: Boise State

Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Hawaii.

Go Boise State in NCAA football odds and over the total.