Boise State at New Mexico College Football Picks and Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
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The Boise State Broncos head to Dreamstyle Stadium to play the New Mexico Lobos on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 19 point favorites. The Broncos are 5-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Lobos are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-2-0.
Valuable Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 5-4-1 against the spread
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 8-2-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico Lobos are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
11/11/18 DT Chase Hatada Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs New Mexico
11/11/18 OL Eric Quevedo Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs New Mexico
11/11/18 TE Garrett Collingham Shoulder is questionable Friday vs New Mexico
11/11/18 WR John Hightower Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs New Mexico
11/11/18 WR Octavius Evans Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs New Mexico
11/11/18 NT Sonatane Lui Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs New Mexico
11/06/18 LB Riley Whimpey ACL is out for season
10/17/18 QB Chase Cord ACL is out for season
10/09/18 NT David Moa Calf is out for season
10/09/18 S DeAndre Pierce Spleen is out for season
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
11/11/18 RB Ahmari Davis Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Boise State
11/11/18 QB Coltin Gerhart Leg is questionable Friday vs Boise State
11/11/18 LB David Brown Suspension is questionable Friday vs Boise State
10/31/18 LB Evahelotu Tohi Suspension is out indefinitely
09/30/18 QB Tevaka Tuioti Collarbone is out for season
09/24/18 LB Alex Hart Knee is out for season
09/05/18 WR Q' Drennan Hip is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boise State Broncos are 23rd in the country in points scored with 366. They have run 748 plays this year for 4,666 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. The Broncos average 6.2 yards per play, which is 33rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 242 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boise State has run for 1,527 yards as a unit, which ranks 81st in college football. They've run 378 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 57 times for 550 yards so far this year, which has them 76th in the country in penalties. Brett Rypien has passed for 3,048 yards this year. He's completed 246 throws while attempting 357 passes for a completion percentage of 68.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 159.8. He averages 9.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Boise State is 42nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 230. They have given up a total of 3,652 yards on D, which is 47th in D-1. The Broncos are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 183 throws on 289 attempts against the Boise State Broncos defense this season, ranking them 65th and 46th in the nation. The Boise State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,393 yards in the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 341 attempts for 1,259 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the country against the run. The Broncos have had 60 penalties for 432 yards on defense this year. That places them 21st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Boise State is 7th in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 261 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 48th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 504 yards on special teams, which puts them 54th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 22 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,431. The Boise State Broncos have tried 13 field goals this year and made 8, which is 92nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Boise State Broncos kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 48 for 49 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,154 yards on 33 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That ranks them 129th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Lobos have run for 1,630 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in college football. They've run 426 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The New Mexico Lobos have been penalized on offense 50 times for 508 yards so far this season, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. They are 57th in the nation in points scored with 302. They have run 683 plays this season for 3,615 yards, which ranks them 91st in Division 1 in total offense. New Mexico averages 5.3 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this year, placing them 96th overall as an offensive unit. Coltin Gerhart averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 4.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 25 passes on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.6. He has thrown for 235 yards this season.
The New Mexico Lobos rush defense has allowed 439 attempts for 2,011 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run. New Mexico has committed 66 penalties for 511 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 43rd in college football. They are 110th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 358. They have surrendered a total of 4,820 yards on D, which is 117th in the country. The Lobos are ranked 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 188 passes on 319 attempts against the New Mexico defense this season, placing them 75th and 83rd in Division 1. The New Mexico Lobos pass defense has also given up a total of 2,809 yards through the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Mexico Lobos have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 120th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. New Mexico kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 32 for 37 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,727 yards on 62 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 24th in Division 1 in punting average. New Mexico is ranked 63rd in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 205 punt return yards and average 13.7 yards per return, which is 23rd in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 331 yards on special teams, ranking 99th in kick return yardage. The New Mexico Lobos average 16 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,151.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lobos +19
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