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Boise State vs. Portland State - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland State at Boise State
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 10:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Albertsons Stadium
Boise, Idaho
The Line
Boise State Broncos -31.5 O/U: 54
TV Channel
ESPN2
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Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland State Vikings and the Boise State Broncos will meet up on the college football circuit Saturday.

Portland State kicked the year off at 1-1. After a loss to Arkansas 20-13 in the opener, the Vikings drilled Simon Fraser 70-7.

In the victory, Portland State QB David Alexander put up 292 yards and three TDs, while Dante Chachere led a busy rush unit with 65 yards and two scores. Matio Talalemotu was the big receiver on 132 yards and a TD from six grabs.

Over on the Boise State side, they’re 2-0 this year following wins 36-31 over Florida State and 14-7 over Marshall.

In the Week 2 win, Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier logged 282 yards, one TD and one INT, while George Holani had 103 yards rushing. Khalil Shakir set the receiving pace for the Broncos with 95 yards on five catches.

The Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in September and 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games. Portland State is 5-1 ATS in their last six overall.

Meanwhile, the Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last four games after giving up less than 20 points in their previous game and the under is 6-0 in their last six after a straight-up win. The under is 4-0 in the Broncos’ last four games after giving up less than 170 yards passing as well.

Portland State took out their Arkansas frustrations in Week 2 with that 63-point win, and hopefully that will serve for improvement in the offensive rhythm moving forward.

Boise State is going to need to make an offensive statement here as well, tallying just 14 points in their last game. That said I feel like Portland State can sneak in and cover.

Pick:
Portland State Vikings +31.5

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