Boise State vs. Utah State - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Utah State Aggies (10-1) at Boise State Broncos (9-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:15 pm (Albertsons Stadium)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and the Boise State Broncos meet in a week 13 Mountain West conference college football matchup from Albertsons Stadium on Saturday night.
The Utah State Aggies will look for another win to add to their 10-game winning streak following a 29-24 win over Colorado State to improve to 10-1 this season. Jordan Love has thrown for 2,845 yards, 25 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 66.4% passing while Darwin Thompson and Gerold Bright have combined to rush for 1,667 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. Ron’Quavion Tarver leads the Aggies’ receiving group with 56 catches for 600 yards and 6 touchdowns while Jalen Greene has 30 grabs for 491 yards and 4 TDs. As a team, Utah State is averaging 500.1 yards of total offense while owning the 2nd-highest scoring offense in the country with 49.3 points per game this season.
The Boise State Broncos will look to extend their own winning streak which currently sits at 6 games following a 45-14 win over New Mexico in their last outing. Brett Rypien has thrown for 3,270 yards, 28 touchdowns and 7 picks on 68.5% passing while Alexander Mattison has rushed for 1,015 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Sean Modster leads Boise State with 59 grabs for 852 yards and 7 touchdowns while A.J. Richardson has 45 catches for 727 yards and 8 TDs and John Hightower has 6 touchdown receptions this season. As a team, Boise State is averaging 465 yards of total offense and 37.4 points per game this season.
Utah State is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games following a win. Boise State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Utah State is 3-11-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two teams and the road team is 7-2-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
Utah State hasn’t had a ton of success ATS when these two meet up, but the fact is that this Utah State team may be one of the best ones in program history, and the Aggies are solid offensively. Utah State has scored 31 or more points in all but two of their games this season and while Boise State has had offensive outbursts of their own, I just trust Utah State a bit more, so I’ll take a stab at the Aggies with the free field goal here.