Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (-8)
Hank Bachmeier and the Boise State Broncos (5-1) travel to Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the San Jose State Spartans (6-0). Boise State opens this game as 8-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 54.5.
In their last contest, the Boise State Broncos played the Wyoming Cowboys and took home the victory by a score of 17-9. Andrew Van Buren paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 17 yards and he added 1 TD in this contest. He scurried for 79 yards via 25 carries which gave him an average of 3.2 yards per tote. Khalil Shakir led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 105 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 13.1 yards per catch for that game. Hank Bachmeier went 19/28 with 181 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick on the day.
In terms of scoring points, the Boise State Broncos are sitting at 36.2 points per contest. Offensively they average 123.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 107th in Division 1. The Broncos currently have 2,210 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Boise State has amassed 12 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. The Broncos rank 59th in college football concerning team defense, conceding 26.0 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.2 yards per run and 183.7 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 1,102 rushing yards through 6 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Broncos are allowing 1,014 yards which ranks them 30th in Division 1. During their 6 games played this season, they have conceded 169.0 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 49.8%. In total, they are allowing 352.7 yards per outing which puts them 45th in the country.
For his career, Bachmeier has passed for 2,808 yards with 15 TD's and 8 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 60 different times for a total of 50 yards. His quarterback rating is 144.4 with a TD percentage of 4.5% and an interception rate of 2.4%. He is averaging 234.0 yds per game. Hank Bachmeier has completed 213 of his career 334 throws for a completion percentage of 63.8%.
The last time they played, the San Jose State Spartans went up against the Nevada Wolf Pack and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 30-20. Nick Starkel went 20/30 with 306 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Tyler Nevens paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 69 yards and he notched 1 TD for this outing. He scurried for 184 yards on 12 carries which meant he was running for 15.3 yards per run. Bailey Gaither was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 156 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 22.3 yards per reception for that game.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Spartans have thrown for a total of 1,656 passing yards along with an average of 276.0 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 29th in the country. The San Jose State Spartans have an average of 435.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 32nd in D-1. They average 159.8 yards per game via the rush and have run for 959 yards for this season. Regarding how much they score, the Spartans currently sit 49th in Division 1 holding an average of 30.3 PPG. The Spartans are surrendering 17.5 PPG, ranking them 25th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have given up 105 points. San Jose State has allowed a total of 765 rushing yards (127.5 yards per outing) and 6 touchdowns rushing this year. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns through the air and 228.2 yards per game, ranking them 72nd in the nation.
Starkel has thrown for 35 touchdowns compared to 20 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 6.2% and his interception percentage is 3.5%. He has left the pocket and rushed for -80 yards on 27 attempts. He is averaging 182.7 passing yards per game with a 141.2 quarterback rating. During the 25 contests in his collegiate career, Nick Starkel has been successful on 340 of his 566 attempts for a total of 4,567 yds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Spartans +8 and over 54.5 total points
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