The Boise State Broncos (5-5 / 4-2) head to Logan, Utah, to take on the Utah State Aggies (5-5 / 3-3). The Broncos are lying in the weeds while Air Force and UNLV battle for conference supremacy, but a win against Utah State would put Boise in a position to battle with Air Force in the final week for a shot of playing in the title game, they’ll need help considering they don’t own the tie-breaker against the Rebels.
As for Utah State, a win would make them bowl-eligible. NCAA point spreads today show the Broncos as 3-Point road favorites with a total of 64.5. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network. We start our Boise State vs Utah State odds preview by beginning with the Broncos.
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New Era Starts In Boise
We can’t bury the lead, so in case you missed it, the university decided to move on from head coach Andy Avalos. The firing has Avalos’ monster recruiting class rethinking their options, while Boise will have a new head man for bettors to mull over before pulling the trigger on a wager.
The Broncos have handled the Aggies quite easily in the past, which may have made the Avalos firing easier. Boise State is 19-1 in their last 20 head-to-head match-ups, including seven straight wins. Spencer Danielson will be the Broncos interim coach this weekend. Danielson is the team’s defensive coordinator.
Boise State is just 3-5-1 ATS this season and is headed for their first losing season against the number since 2020, which was the Covid-shortened season. In a regular season, 2016 was the last time Boise State finished in the red for bettors. We continue our Boise State vs Utah State odds preview by focusing on the Aggies.
Keeping Their Eye On The Prize
As much as there is going on with the Broncos, Utah State head coach Blake Anderson is likely more than happy to watch his opposition turmoil while preparing for his team’s chance to go to a bowl game for the third straight season under Anderson and 11 of their last 13 years overall. It is a minor miracle that the Aggies are in this position after starting the season 1-3.
If they don’t get it this week against the Broncos, they have one more game remaining on the NCAA Football schedule 2023 against New Mexico, which should do the trick. For bettors, Utah State has been a tough sell because of their inconsistent 5-4 ATS record this season, a year after finishing 4-7 ATS.
Over the last five seasons, no team has been harder to read than the Aggies, with a 25-25 ATS record since 2019. In that span, they’re 13-17 ATS as an underdog and 5-8 ATS as a home dog. We conclude our Boise State vs Utah State odds preview with our official selection.
Broncos Set Up Interesting Last Week Of Season
This number has opened as high as -4 at some spots but has been bet down to -3 in the desert after 73% of the money came in on the Aggies. The overall ticket count is also on the side of the Aggies with 76%, but we think that’s the wrong side. Many bettors overact when they see a coaching chance because they think it causes an adverse reaction.
The truth is, a coaching change can wake a team up for a week or two before settling down to who they really are. So, who are these Broncos? Well, they’ll have a massive advantage in almost every offensive category against the State defense, and if the Aggies continue to be sloppy with almost even penalties a game, they fall behind the Broncos in the second half.
Our official selection is Boise State -3. Of all of our College Football picks odds this weekend, we think we’re getting the most value with this selection.