Boise State vs Utah State NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State +8.5
Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium is the venue where Jordan Love and the Utah State Aggies will take on the Boise State Broncos on Saturday. The spread on this game has Boise State as 8.5-point favorites. The Broncos are 5-4-1 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Aggies are 4-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Boise State Broncos played the New Mexico Lobos and notched a win by a score of 42-9. George Holani led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 50 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 73 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 10.4 yards per tote. John Hightower was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 124 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 31.0 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Jaylon Henderson who went 15/28 with 292 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Broncos ran the ball 37 times and racked up a total of 215 yards which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 66 plays which gave them a total of 509 yards. On the day, the Broncos racked up a total of 23 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 59 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Boise State allowed 14 catches on 21 attempts for a total of 175 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the ground, the Broncos allowed 117 yards on 45 runs which means they had an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 292 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Broncos head into this matchup 9-1 in 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 36.1 points per game, putting them 18th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 173.2 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the MWC. For total yards, they are currently ranked 3rd in the Mountain West and 32nd in D-1 with 4,548 yards. The Broncos have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 21.3 points per game ranking them 4th in the MWC. When it comes to passing yards, the Broncos have allowed 2,816 yards. Opponents are completing 55.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.0 yards per try. When it comes to rushing yards, Boise State is allowing 118 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the Mountain West and 23rd in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per carry ranking them 4th in the conference and 29th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,180 yards rushing through 10 contests.
In their last game, the Utah State Aggies faced the Wyoming Cowboys and won by a score of 26-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Aggies was Jordan Love who went 18/29 with 282 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks on the day. Gerold Bright paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 56 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per run. Siaosi Mariner was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 123 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 30.8 yards per reception for the game. The Aggies ran the ball a total of 41 times and added 131 yards which had them averaging 3.2 yards per attempt. On the day, the Aggies earned a total of 22 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 75 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In the game, they totaled 76 plays for 448 yards. When discussing the defense, Utah State gave up 20 catches on 36 attempts for a total of 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. In the game, they gave up a total of 345 yards and forced 4 turnovers. Against the run, the Aggies gave up 160 yards on 42 carries which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Aggies come into this matchup with a record of 6-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Aggies have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. Utah State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 151 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 83rd in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,510 rushing yards through 10 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Aggies average 434.2 yards per game overall ranking them 44th in Division 1 and 4th in the MWC. The Aggies are giving up 26.7 points per game which puts them at 5th in the Mountain West and 60th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are allowing 251 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Aggies currently sit at 8th in the conference. In terms of points given up, they have given up 267 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 180.6 yards per contest ranking them 88th in the nation and 8th in the MWC. For 2019, they have allowed 1,806 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -8.5
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