After compiling three straight double-digit winning seasons, including their fine, 10-3 mark a year ago that tied for the best mark in the Mountain West Conference, the Boise State Broncos are expected to challenge for their conference title again in 2019 under head coach Byran Harsin.
If you’re looking to find out just how many victories Boise State will likely record this coming season in the hopes of cashing in big on their value-packed NCAAF win total odds in the online sportsbook, then you’ve come to the right place.
Thanks to the expert collegiate gridiron analysis and predictions that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games the Mountain West Conference title favorites are going to win in 2019 and whether they’ll challenge for the national championship. Now, let’s find out.
Boise State Broncos 2019 Season Win / Loss Total Odds & Betting Prediction
2018 Team Leaders
- Touchdowns: Alexander Mattison (17)
- Rushing: Alexander Mattison (1415)
- Passing: Brett Rypien (3705)
- Receiving: Sean Modster (978)
- Interceptions: Kekaula Kaniho (3)
Why Boise State Will Top Their Win Total Odds?
Whether Boise State wins the Mountain West title in 2019 or not, there are a handful of great reasons to back the Broncos to top their win total figure of 10 victories this coming regular season. First and foremost, Boise State returns all five starting offensive linemen fro a year ago.
Then, there’s the fact that the Broncos have some elite talent at the wide receiver position in sophomore Khalil Shakir looks and fleet-footed junior wideout John Hightower who had eight TDs on 39 offensive touches in 2018 with six of them coming on plays of more than 40 yards.
The best reason to back Boise State to top their win total odds is the fact that they have eight returning starters on defense, including defensive end and All-America candidate Curtis Weaver, a player that has recorded an impressive 20.5 sacks the last two seasons. Nine defensive players have at least nine starts under their belts and the defensive line looks rock-solid with tackles Sonatane Lui and David Moa having a combined 46 career starts.
While Boise State must replace three-year starting cornerback Tyler Horton, they have plenty of experience in the defensive backfield in senior safety Kekoa Nawahine, junior safety DeAndre Pierce and junior nickel back Kekaula Kaniho combining to have a total of 59 between them.
Why Boise State Won’t Top Their Win Total Odds?
While Boise State is definitely a winning program and one that is expected to thrive again in 2019, there are several good reasons to pick the Broncos to come up a bit short of topping their double-digit win total odds this coming season. The biggest question mark the Broncos have is at quarterback where Harsin needs to find a suitable replacement for four-year starting quarterback Brett Rypien, a player that left the school as the Mountain West’s all-time leading passer with 13,578 yards.
Harsin has five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, but they have just 10 combined pass attempts, so Harsin clearly has his hands full deciding on a starter. Dual-threat sophomore Chase Cord is the favorite to win the job, but true freshman Hank Bachmeier is expected to really challenge. In addition to that, the Broncos must also find a replacement for stud running back Alexander Mattison after he left early for the NFL after rushing for a stupendous 914 yards over the Broncos’ last six games in 2018.
Boise State has a relatively easy schedule in 2019 that features a whopping nine games against teams that failed to record winning records in 2018. However, their regular season opener at Florida State looks difficult despite the fact that the Seminoles are coming off a dismal 5-7 record. In addition to that, the Broncos also have tough matchups against Hawaii (8-6), BYU (7-6) and a Utah State team that went 11-2 overall and 7-1 to win the Mountain West a year ago.
Boise State needs just two losses to fail to top their win total odds and I believe that’s just what the Broncos are looking at in 2019. I’ve got the Broncos gong 10-2 at best, although they could suffer three losses or more depending on what kind of play they get at quarterback. The bottom line is that I don’t see Boise State losing just once to finish with 11 victories. The Under looks like the best play for Boise State against their 2019 win total odds.
Pick: 10 Wins