NCAAF

Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans

Boise State
Broncos
5 - 1
San Jose State
Spartans
6 - 0
December 19, 2020, 4:30 PM EST
 | Sam Boyd Stadium

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Boise State
Broncos
5 - 1
San Jose State
Spartans
6 - 0
December 19, 2020, 4:30 PM EST
 | Sam Boyd Stadium
  • The Boise State Broncos have never lost to San Jose State and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the Spartans. The Broncos can continue their success against the Spartans with a win Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas when the two teams clash in the MWC championship game.

    MWC Championship Game: Boise State vs San Jose State
    • Date/Time: December 19, 4:15 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Sam Boyd Stadium
    • TV Coverage: Fox
    • Sportsbook Odds: Boise State -8 | O/U 54.5  (Line History)
    • Boise State vs San Jose State Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Broncos opened as an 8-point favorite in the MWC championship game but have since been bet down to Boise State -6.5 as early action came in on the Spartans with the points. The total has moved only slightly from its opener at 54.5 points up a half-point to 55 points. The UNDER is 6-1 in San Jose State’s last seven games.

    Boise State News & Notes

    Boise State powered through a snowstorm on Saturday to finish the regular season with a perfect 5-0 conference record, defeating the Wyoming Cowboys 17-9. Star wide receiver Khalil Shakir caught eight passes for 105 yards and rushed five times for 38 yards in the win. The Broncos improved to 5-1 SU on the season but fell to 3-3 ATS, failing to cover the spread as 9.5-point favorites.

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    The Broncos’ only loss of 2020 came at the hands of the BYU Cougars. who rolled to a 51-17 win over Boise State. Outside of that game against the Cougars and Saturday’s game in a snowstorm, Boise State’s offense has averaged 45.8 points per game across its other four games. Boise State is 4-0 SU and 2-2 ATS in the four games that starting quarterback Hank Bachmeier has played in this season.

    San Jose State News & Notes

    San Jose State finished up a perfect 6-0 SU and 5-0-1 ATS regular season with a 30-20 upset win over the Nevada Wolfpack last Friday. Nick Starkel had 306 passing yards and two touchdown passes in the win, helping the Spartans erase a 20-7 halftime deficit with three touchdown drives in the third quarter.

    The Spartans were 2-point underdogs against Nevada, making Friday’s win their third of the season as an underdog. They also defeated Air Force 17-6 as a 7.5-point underdog and San Diego State 28-17 as a 10-point dog.

    After getting torched for 31.9 points per game last season, this year’s Spartans defense finished the regular season as one of the best in the nation, allowing only 17.5 points per game. All six of San Jose State’s wins this season have come by double digits with an average margin of victory of 12.8 points per game.

    Betting Pick: San Jose State +6.5

    The betting public has been disrespecting the Spartans all season long despite the fact that they keep delivering ATS victories. Win or lose, San Jose State should be able to keep this game competitive as a 6.5-point underdog.

    Shark Bites
    • Boise State is 17-3 SU over its last 20 games.
    • San Jose State is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games.
    • The OVER is 5-1 in Boise State’s last 6 games.

Odds

Saturday, December 19 Sat Dec 19


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-8
-107
-302
o54.5
-107
+8
-107
+263
u54.5
-107
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-6.5
-110
-240
o59.5
-110
+6.5
-110
+200
u59.5
-110

Edge Finder

32.14
Points Scored
33.33
215.00
Passing Yards
208.75
214.71
Rushing Yards
186.17
31:14
Time on Field
31:08
66.50
Number of Plays
62.42
6.56
Yards Per Play
6.49
32.14
Points Scored
33.33
5.64
First Quarter
8.00
12.93
Second Quarter
10.25
5.93
Third Quarter
8.67
7.64
Fourth Quarter
6.42
215.00
Passing Yards
208.75
26.57
Pass Attempts
28.75
15.43
Pass Completions
17.83
1.14
Sacks
1.58
6.29
Sack Yards
10.33
13.94
Yards Per Pass
11.71
214.71
Rushing Yards
186.17
39.93
Rush Attempts
33.67
5.38
Yards Per Rush
5.53
0.93
Interceptions
0.33
1.00
Fumbles
1.17
0.57
Fumbles Lost
0.33
1.50
Total Turnovers
0.67
3.71
Penalties
5.50
32.00
Penalty Yards
46.08
31:14
Time on Field
31:08
66.50
Number of Plays
62.42
6.56
Yards Per Play
6.49
4.00
Punts
3.50
49.26
Punt Average
41.59
43.21
Return Yards
54.67

Head To Head

BOISE
Stat Type SJST
10-0
Record
0-10
5-5
ATS
5-5
5-5
O/U
5-5
42.20
Points Scored
21.60
216.60
Rush Yds
96.10
29.80
Pass Attempts
33.60
70.13
Completion %
56.25
240.50
Passing Yds
215.10
457.1
Total Yds
311.2
1.30
Turnovers
1.40
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
3-0
Record
0-3
1-2
ATS
2-1
3-0
O/U
3-0
45.67
Points Scored
32.00
283.67
Rush Yds
138.00
24.00
Pass Attempts
43.33
75.00
Completion %
61.54
209.67
Passing Yds
350.67
493.33
Total Yds
488.67
0.33
Turnovers
1.33
Nov 2/19 (1 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Away
Home
52
Points Scored
42
-16.5
ATS
+16.5
61 o
O/U
61 u
253
Rush Yds
59
17
Pass Attempts
53
76.47
Completion %
54.72
213
Passing Yds
438
466
Total Yds
497
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 4/16 (2 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Home
Away
45
Points Scored
31
-30.5
ATS
+30.5
58 o
O/U
58 u
298
Rush Yds
217
21
Pass Attempts
36
76.19
Completion %
63.89
219
Passing Yds
278
517
Total Yds
495
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 27/15 (3 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Away
Home
40
Points Scored
23
-8
ATS
+8
57.5 o
O/U
57.5 u
300
Rush Yds
138
34
Pass Attempts
41
73.53
Completion %
68.29
197
Passing Yds
336
497
Total Yds
474
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 16/10 (4 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Away
Home
48
Points Scored
0
-40.5
ATS
+40.5
56.5 o
O/U
56.5 u
213
Rush Yds
-12
32
Pass Attempts
23
71.88
Completion %
43.48
322
Passing Yds
92
535
Total Yds
80
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 31/09 (5 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Home
Away
45
Points Scored
7
-36
ATS
+36
54 o
O/U
54 u
140
Rush Yds
92
39
Pass Attempts
32
64.10
Completion %
50.00
290
Passing Yds
131
430
Total Yds
223
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 24/08 (6 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Away
Home
33
Points Scored
16
-7
ATS
+7
41 o
O/U
41 u
149
Rush Yds
109
41
Pass Attempts
31
63.41
Completion %
54.84
244
Passing Yds
98
393
Total Yds
207
2
Turnovers
2
Nov 3/07 (7 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Home
Away
42
Points Scored
7
-26
ATS
+26
58 o
O/U
58 u
144
Rush Yds
50
41
Pass Attempts
30
78.05
Completion %
53.33
290
Passing Yds
100
434
Total Yds
150
2
Turnovers
0
Nov 11/06 (8 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Away
Home
23
Points Scored
20
-13.5
ATS
+13.5
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
160
Rush Yds
75
20
Pass Attempts
23
70.00
Completion %
73.91
181
Passing Yds
173
341
Total Yds
248
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 15/05 (9 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Home
Away
38
Points Scored
21
-31
ATS
+31
64 o
O/U
64 u
229
Rush Yds
54
29
Pass Attempts
34
68.97
Completion %
50.00
249
Passing Yds
217
478
Total Yds
271
2
Turnovers
3
Nov 13/04 (10 of 10)
BOISE
Stat Type SJST
Away
Home
56
Points Scored
49
-33
ATS
+33
67.5 o
O/U
67.5 u
280
Rush Yds
179
24
Pass Attempts
33
62.50
Completion %
48.48
200
Passing Yds
288
480
Total Yds
467
2
Turnovers
2

Team Records

BOISE
Record SJST
5-1
All
6-0
2-1
Home
4-0
3-0
Away
2-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-3
ATS
5-0-1
2-1
ATS Home
3-0-1
1-2
ATS Away
2-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
5-1
O/U
1-5
3-0
O/U Home
1-3
2-1
O/U Away
0-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
BOISE
Record SJST
5-0
All
6-0
2-0
Home
4-0
3-0
Away
2-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-2
ATS
5-0-1
2-0
ATS Home
3-0-1
1-2
ATS Away
2-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
4-1
O/U
1-5
2-0
O/U Home
1-3
2-1
O/U Away
0-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
BOISE
Record SJST
5-1
All
6-0
2-1
Home
4-0
3-0
Away
2-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-3
ATS
5-0-1
2-1
ATS Home
3-0-1
1-2
ATS Away
2-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
5-1
O/U
1-5
3-0
O/U Home
1-3
2-1
O/U Away
0-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

3:30 pm EST Sunny
15ºC / 59ºF
31% Humidity
1% Precipitation
8% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 4
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
Justin LockhartWRIs out for season, Arm

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Dec 12, 2020WYOM17-9W-9.5/47.5L/U11118129282641461
Nov 21, 2020HAW40-32W-13.5/55.5L/O1272814081412533941
Nov 12, 2020COLST52-21W-14/62.5W/O892022911391763151
Nov 6, 2020BYU17-51L+5.5/63L/O612493102143595732
Oct 31, 2020AIRFO49-30W-13/49W/O179280459415694840
Oct 24, 2020UTST42-13W-17/51.5W/O17127945011192203-1
Dec 21, 2019WASH7-38L+4/48L/U781882661182233413
Dec 7, 2019HAWAII31-10W-14/65W/U14422036479241320-1
Nov 29, 2019COLOST31-24W-13.5/57.5L/U9125334490289379-2
Nov 23, 2019UTAHST56-21W-4/54W/O297187484121307428-2
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Dec 11, 2020NEV30-20W+2.5/61.5W/U200306506138260398-1
Dec 5, 2020HAW35-24W-3/59.5W/U2881804681012383390
Nov 14, 2020UNLV34-17W-17/61.5P/U176281457702242941
Nov 6, 2020SDST28-17W+10/50W/U116182298101261362-2
Oct 31, 2020NMEX38-21W-13.5/56W/O98481579149294443-1
Oct 24, 2020AIRFO17-6W+7.5/64W/U6822629420692298-1
Nov 30, 2019FRESNO17-16W-2.5/59.5L/U112290402188164352-1
Nov 23, 2019UNLV35-38L-7/65.5L/O994655642522034554
Nov 9, 2019HAWAII40-42L+7.5/78.5W/O122375497200309509-1
Nov 2, 2019BOISE42-52L+16.5/61W/O594384972532134660
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