Boise State vs BYU 2019 College Football Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick

Boise State vs BYU 2019 College Football Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on October 15, 2019

Undefeated Boise State looks to add another win to their unbeaten record when they take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Broncos are road favorites. Can they take down BYU and cover the spread? See below for college football odds, analysis and a free pick for Boise State vs BYU!

Boise State vs BYU 2019 College Football Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Showers: 0°C/32°F
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Precipitation: 50%
  • Wind: 10 mph WNW
  • Cloud Cover: 74%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Boise State Broncos are a good bet -6 ½?

Boise State struggled to beat Florida State 36-31 in Week 1. The Seminoles built a huge lead before the Broncos stormed back for the win. Since that tough game, though, Boise State has played great. The Broncos are a terrific 4-1-1 ATS this season. They’re on a roll after covering against Air Force, pushing against UNLV, and dominating Hawaii 59-37 in their last. Boise State should have no trouble handling the BYU Cougars on Saturday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 488.2
  • Passing Yards: 321.7
  • Rushing Yards: 166.5
  • Points Scored: 37
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 327.7
  • Passing Yards: 202.7
  • Rushing Yards: 125
  • Points Allowed: 19.5

Why BYU Cougars are a good bet +6 ½?

BYU has played a couple of impressive games this season. They upset both Tennessee and USC straight up. They challenged Utah in their first game of the season before the Utes pulled away. The Cougars are good enough to keep this close against Boise State. The key is for backup quarterback Jaren Hall to improve off his performance against South Florida. If Hall does that, BYU might play above their talent-level because they take on Boise State at home.  

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 386.5
  • Passing Yards: 265.2
  • Rushing Yards: 121.3
  • Points Scored: 22.3
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 413
  • Passing Yards: 188.5
  • Rushing Yards: 224.5
  • Points Allowed: 30.5

College Football Week 8 Betting Trends for Boise State vs BYU

  • Broncos are 6-0-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record
  • Broncos are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boise State’s last 11 games
  • Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 versus the MWC
  • Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in October
  • Under is 8-2 in the last 8 meetings

Boise State vs BYU Final Betting Analysis

This line doesn’t make much sense. Yes, the Cougars are very good versus the MWC, but they haven’t played well since the USC game. BYU has lost 3 straight to Washington, Toledo, and South Florida. They should have beaten both Toledo and South Florida, two opponents where they were favored.

Home field advantage means a lot in college football. The Cougars battle the Broncos with their backup quarterback, though. That will pose a problem. More importantly? BYU’s defense won’t stop Boise State’s offense from scoring at least 30 in this game. The line should be closer to Boise State -10 than minus less than 7. The Broncos roll.

College Football Week 8 Free Pick: Boise State -6 ½