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Wolf Pack take on Broncos in Week 8 contest

Nevada Wolf PackBoise State Broncos
3-3October 19, 2013, 08:00 | Bronco Stadium4-2

Boise State looks to cover the Broncos-Wolf Pack point spread this week and improve its overall 4-2 mark when they host Nevada in Week 8 action.

The Wolf Pack will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncos are 4-2 ATS. Nevada is 4-2 on the totals; Boise State is 5-1.

View Nevada Wolf Pack vs Boise State Broncos Odds and Stats.

The Broncos were listed as -21.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 95-rated Wolf Pack taking on the No. 18-rated Broncos in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 47-24 win for the Broncos on Saturday.

Nevada lost its last outing, a 51-44 result against San Diego State on October 4. Nevada failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 95 combined points took the game OVER the total. Cody Fajardo handled the Aztecs defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 387 yards, but Nevada still lost to San Diego State 51-44. Joe Southwick led the way last time out for the Broncos, connecting for 335 passing yards and a 34-23 victory over the Aggies at Romney Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boise State's No. 18-ranked offense (40.83 PPG) against a Wolf Pack defense that ranks No. 117 at 38.17 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 290.5 yards per game, more than the Wolf Pack give up through the air (221.17 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wolf Pack own the league's No. 119-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 325.67 yards per game when on the road. Boise State, on the other hand, rates No. 34 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Wolf Pack at Broncos trends to consider:
Nevada is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
Nevada is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Nevada is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Nevada is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boise State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Boise State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boise State's last 7 games
Boise State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Nevada at UNLV, Saturday, October 26th
Boise State at BYU, Saturday, October 26th