Boise State Broncos at BYU Cougars Betting Lines - Free Pick

Date/Time: 10:15 PM EST Saturday September 12, 2015
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT
TV: ESPN2

The 1-0 Boise State Broncos head into BYU to take on the 1-0 Cougars on the grass of LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo Utah on Sept 12, 2015. Kick-off is scheduled for 10:15PM ET.

Betting Odds

Boise State -2.5 O/U 55

Boise State beat Washington in their season opener to begin the season 1-0, but they are 0-1 ATS, as they did not cover the spread as a 12-point favorite.

BYU won their season opener to begin 1-0 with a big 33-28 road upset of a ranked Nebraska team. They are 1-0 ATS, as they covered the spread facing Nebraska as a 5.5-point underdog.

These 2 teams met last season at Boise State where the Broncos beat the Cougars 55-30. In that game Boise State covered the spread as an 18.5-point home favorite. The last time these 2 teams met at BYU in 2013 the Cougars came out on top and also covered the spread.

After 1 game Boise State ranks 93rd in the nation in total offense and 11th in total defense and BYU ranks 37th in total offense and 91st in total defense.

Sagarin Rankings

Boise State: 79.76
BYU: 77.63

Trends/Angles
  • Boise is 4-1 ATS playing against a team with a winning record.
  • The Broncos are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following an against the spread loss.
  • Boise has an Over record of 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.
  • BYU is 2-6 against the spread playing a team with a winning record.
  • The Cougars are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
  • BYU has an Over record of 9-2 in their last 11 games overall.

In their big upset win over Nebraska BYU QB Tanner Mangum connected on a 42-yard Hail Mary as time expired.

In the Nebraska game BYU lost starting QB Taysom Hill for the season with a leg injury.

In the last 3 seasons Boise State has beat BYU twice, but both games were at home.

Next Game
Boise State vs. Idaho State
BYU @ UCLA

Boise State Broncos at BYU Cougars Prediction

We really like BYU and they are at home, but we just canít pull the trigger on them with the odds in this range. We get one of the top teams in the NCAA FBS laying less than a field goal against a team that they best 55-30 last season. The trend in the last three years is to the home team with all three victories straight up, but without Taysom Hill it would be a reach to think that trend will continue. Weíll square pants it out here.

Game Pick: Take the Boise State Broncos -2.5 at Bovada

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