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Boise St. Puts Undefeated Record on the Line vs Brigham Young

The Brigham Young Cougars are set to pay a visit to the blue and orange turf at Boise State on Thursday as BYU looks to hand the Broncos their first loss of the season. Despite an undefeated record, Boise State is just 3-3 against the spread but hasn’t been a favorite of fewer than 13 points, making the matchup with the Cougars this week their closest of the season.

  • BYU is 5-0 SU in its last five games against the Mountain West.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Boise State's last 10 games at home.
  • BYU is 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Boise State.

BYU is now 4-3 on the season after a three-game winning streak and is just three points away from being perfect against the spread so far. If the Cougars want to stay above .500, they will have to overcome the Broncos’ stellar record on Thursdays, as Boise State has won seven of its last eight games during mid-week football action.

Boise State has worked itself to 14th in the AP Top 25 and would climb the ladder with its first win over BYU since 2014. The visiting team has won the last five games in this matchup straight up, however, and the Cougars are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games on the road.

The Broncos will once again lean on quarterback Brett Rypien and running back Jeremy McNichols for their offense this week as the two have accounted for 23 of Boise State’s 25 offensive touchdowns this season. Rypien, though, has not been nearly as good at home as he has been on the road. In 83 pass attempts at home, the sophomore QB has thrown just four touchdowns and has been picked off three times. He hasn’t thrown an interception in 97 pass attempts on the road.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Boise State Broncos in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 30-17 win for the Broncos on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Boise State Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boise State Broncos are 6-0 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs the point spread. The BYU Cougars, meanwhile, are 4-3 and 5-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Boise State go 2-4 and the BYU Cougars go 2-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boise State vs BYU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boise State Broncos rated this week at No. 15 and the BYU Cougars sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boise State Broncos No. 37-ranked offense (35.33 PPG) against a BYU Cougars defense that ranks No. 52 at 25.14 PPG. The Boise State Broncos passing attack has averaged 300.33 yards per game, more than the BYU Cougars give up through the air (270.71 YPG on average).

Defensively, the BYU Cougars feature the league's No. 33-rated road run defense, allowing 129.5 yards per game. Boise State, meanwhile, ranks No. 87 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cougars were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Bulldogs by a score of 28-21.

Jeremy McNichols went over the 100-yard mark (217) in his team's latest effort as Boise State defeated Colorado State by a score of 28-23 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Brigham Young is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Brigham Young is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brigham Young's last 7 games
  • Brigham Young is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boise State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boise State's last 6 games
  • Boise State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Boise State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Cincinnati, Saturday, November 5th
Boise State at Wyoming, Saturday, October 29th