The battle of Idaho will take place on Friday night as the Idaho Vandals play host to powerhouse Boise State under the lights. The Vandals come into the game with a4-5 record (4-5 ATS), while Boise State has been a perfect 8-0 (6-2 ATS). Kickoff is set for 9 PM EST.
Boise State has kept their national title dreams alive by beating all of their opponents so far this year and are a heavy favorite to continue that trend against Idaho this week. The team is averaging 47 points per game on the season and are allowing only 12.6 per game. They have been truly dominant on both sides of the football. They dismantled Hawaii 42-7 last week and have scored at least 33 points in every one of their games this season. The offense ranks 4th in the nation, averaging an eye-popping 543.5 yards per game. The defense has been no slouch either, giving up just 231.4 yards per game. This ranks second in the NCAA. Quarterback Kellen Moore has been a Heisman candidate with 2372 passing yards and 21 touchdowns, to just 4 interceptions.
Idaho has been up and down so far this season and are coming off a pair off losses to Nevada and Hawaii in which they were outscored by a combined 108-27. For the season, the are allowing nearly 30 points per game on defense. They are also being gouged for over 435 yards per game on defense, and rank 101st in the nation in that category. The offense has been very respectable for Idaho and is averaging 414 yards per game. Senior QB Nathan Enderle leads the attack on offense and has 2484 yards passing and 17 touchdowns. He has been somewhat prone to errors and has been picked off 12 times already on the season.
Boise State vs. Idaho Spread, Line and Betting Odds:
Boise State Broncos -35
@ Idaho Vandals +35
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Boise State vs. Idaho Betting Predictions:
Game Total Prediction (TOP PLAY) – The total is set fairly high in this game but as we know, Boise State can rack up the points rather quickly. So too can Idaho however and they may be able to score a little bit in this game. They may only need to get 14 or 17 points on the board to get the total to go over as Boise should put up near 50 against this weak defense. The total has gone over in 4 of the last 5 meetings between these two teams. Look for that to continue in this game.
Total Prediction (Top Play): OVER 63.5 points
Spread Prediction – Boise State is in the national title hunt and their focus is unwavering towards that goal at this point in the season. However, Idaho will give them everything they can to try to keep this one close at home. The spread is quite large and while Boise is certainly capable of covering it and then some, look for Idaho to play a decent game at home and keep it within 35 points. The home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 games in this series.
Spread Prediction: IDAHO +35