San Jose State at Boise State - 11/4/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (3-6) at Boise State Broncos (7-1)
College Football: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:15 pm (Albertsons Stadium)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -29 -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans and Boise State Broncos clash Friday night in a MWC college football game at Albertsons Stadium on ESPN2.
The San Jose State Spartans look for their first road victory of the season to rebound from a 3-6 record. The San Jose State Spartans must win out in order to become bowl eligible. Kenny Potter is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 1,544 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Potter has three touchdown passes in his last four games. Tre Hartley and Justin Holmes have combined for 1,003 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Tim Crawley has 34 receptions. The San Jose State Spartans ground game is averaging 147.1 yards per contest, and Zamore Zigler leads the way with 402 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, San Jose State is allowing 35.1 points and 441.1 yards per game. Frank Ginda leads the San Jose State Spartans with 66 tackles, Isaiah Irving has four sacks and Andre Chachere has three interceptions.
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The Boise State Broncos hope to remain unbeaten at home and remain in the MWC title race. The Boise State Broncos have won 15 of their last 17 home games. Brett Rypien is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,359 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rypien has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Thomas Sperbeck and Cedrick Wilson have combined for 832 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Jeremy McNichols has 27 receptions. The Boise State Broncos ground game is averaging 160.7 yards per contest, and McNichols leads the way with 1,058 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 21.6 points and 379.6 yards per game. Ben Weaver leads the Boise State Broncos with 72 tackles, David Moa has 6.5 sacks and Tyler Horton has one interception.
The Spartans are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games. The Broncos are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Boise State and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
This is a lot of points to lay with a Boise State team that just lost to Wyoming and beat Colorado State and BYU by a combined six points. Boise State is by far the better team in this matchup, but the Broncos aren't the best covering team in the world and are actually 2-6 ATS this season overall. San Jose State still has a shot at clinching a bowl game if it can win out and you know the Spatans will be up for playing a ranked team.
Boise State isn't good against the number, so I'm not laying this much chalk. If I had to pick, give me San Jose State and the points.