Boise State At Wyoming College Football Week 9 Expert Picks
The 13th-ranked Boise State Broncos will look to remain unbeaten and improve their chances of reaching the four-team CFB Playoff when they hit the road to take on a dangerous Wyoming Cowboys team is playing its best football of the season right now. Now, let’s find out if the Broncos can bring home the ATS bacon as well as the latest college football odds!
Analyzing The Boise State At Wyoming College Football Week 9 Expert Picks
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: War Memorial Stadium
TV: CBS Sports Network
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
Betting Odds: Wyoming Cowboys +13.5
Boise State Broncos
Boise State (7-0 SU, 3-4 ATS) had a helluva’ fight on their hands last weekend but managed to get past dangerous BYU 28-27 to remain unbeaten despite failing to cover the college football betting line as 7-point favorites. Quarterback Brett Rypien completed 25 of 39 passes for 442 yards with three touchdowns, but also forced his team to overcome two costly pick-six interceptions. The Broncos got the win by blocking BYU’s 44-yard FG attempt at the end of regulation.
Boise State Broncos is averaging 34.3 points per game to rank 37th nationally in scoring. For the season, Rypien has completed 62.6 percent of his passes with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Running back McNichols has racked up 12 rushing scores on the season while averaging a stellar 130.7 yards per game. Defensively, Boise State is holding their opponents to an average of 20.4 points per game to rank 25th nationally.
Wyoming (5-2 SU, 5-2 ATS) has won three straight including their impressive 42-34 win over Nevada last weekend while covering the college football betting line as 7.5-point favorites. The Cowboys were led to victory by running back Brian Hill who rushed for a jaw-dropping 289 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries.
Wyoming is averaging 34.4 points per game to rank 36th in scoring as Hill has racked up an impressive 11 touchdown runs on the season while averaging a stellar 144.2 yards per game. Quarterback Josh Allen is completing a modest 58.6 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Defensively, Wyoming is allowing a generous 30.3 points per game to rank an uninspiring 85th nationally.
Expert Prediction and Pick
Wyoming might have an impressive offense and an elite running back in Brian Hill, but the Boise State Broncos are the pick to win and cash in against a Cowboys team that has a mediocre defense at best. The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games, but are also just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record.
The Broncos have an elite running back of their own in Jeremy McNichols and have gone 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and 4-2 ATS in their last six meetings against the Cowboys. Boise State wins and narrowly manages to cover the college football betting line.
My Pick: Boise State 41 Wyoming 27