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MWC Championship: Boise State vs Fresno State 12/3/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Fresno State Bulldogs (8-4) vs. Boise State Broncos (9-3)
December 3, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boise State Broncos -4.5 / Fresno State Bulldogs +4.5 ; Over/Under: 52.5
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The Boise State Broncos and Fresno State Bulldogs clash Saturday in the MWC college football championship from Albertsons Stadium. Fresno State enters this one at 8-4 overall. The Bulldogs beat Wyoming in their last outing. As for Boise State, they’re 9-3 on the year and coming off a win over Utah State. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.

Fresno State started out the season at just 1-4 after losses to Oregon State, USC, UConn and Boise State. The Bulldogs have since bounced back, taking wins over San Jose State, New Mexico, San Diego State, Hawaii, UNLV, Nevada and Wyoming. 

Last Friday versus Wyoming, Fresno State took a 23-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Bulldogs cruised to a 30-0 blowout win. Jake Haener threw for 183 yards and a score, while Jordan Mims led the rush on 52 yards and three TDs. 

Over on the Boise State side, they were 2-2 over their first four games with losses to Oregon State and UTEP. The Broncos have gone 7-1 since with wins over San Diego State, Fresno State, Air Force, Colorado State, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah State. 

In the Utah State matchup, Boise State was up 28-17 heading into the fourth quarter. The Broncos tacked on an extra couple of touchdowns from there and won 42-23. Taylen Green threw for 220 yards and four scores, while also leading the rush on 91 yards and a score. 

The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five on turf and 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall. Fresno State is 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games.
Meanwhile, the Broncos are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight conference games and 4-1 ATS in the last five at home. Boise State is 1-4 ATS in their last five in December. 

PICK: I’ll probably stay with Boise State in this one. The last time these teams met up back on October 8, it was a 40-20 home win for the Broncos. Boise State posted 443 total yards in the tone with 10-of-18 on third downs and just three penalties. Fresno State has been on a tear since then (their last loss), scoring 30 or more points in six straight games. 

This matchup could end up being a shootout: Boise State has 41 or more points in two of their last three, and they’re no strangers to high-scoring games. I like this one to be close the whole way, with the Broncos eking out a cover. Should be fun. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Boise State Broncos -4.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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