Boise State Broncos (3-2) at Nevada Wolf Pack (3-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 13, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack +20 -- Over/Under:
The Boise State Broncos and the Nevada Wolf Pack will meet up on the college football gridiron on Saturday from Mackay Stadium.
Boise State comes into this one at 3-2 overall this year. The Broncos opened up with wins over Troy and UConn, but then had a victory over Wyoming sandwiched between losses to Oklahoma State and San Diego State.
In the SDSU game, Boise State QB Bretty Rypien logged 170 yards and two picks, while Alexander Mattison scored both TDs alongside 66 rush yards. Sean Modster led the way in receiving for the Broncos with 44 yards on four grabs.
Over on the Nevada side, they’re sitting at 3-3 on the season. The Wolf Pack started things out with a win over Portland State, then had a win over Oregon State sandwiched between losses to Vanderbilt and Toledo. Nevada took out Air Force after that but fell to Fresno State in their last outing.
In the Fresno State game, Nevada QB Christian Solano put up 195 yards with three picks, and also led the team in rushing on 71 yards off 23 carries. Kaleb Fossum managed 12 grabs for 97 yards to lead the Pack in receiving.
The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. Boise State is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 after scoring less than 20 points in the previous game, and the under is 7-1 in their last eight in October.
Meanwhile, the Pack are 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and 0-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record. Nevada is 0-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
Boise opened up the year with two booming offensive performances, so every time they come up light in that area it garners more attention than it otherwise would. The Broncos have put up 21 points or fewer in both their losses, but have done well defensively in their last two games with 33 combined points allowed.
As for Nevada, they simply couldn’t get out of their own way in the Fresno State game, but if there’s a silver lining it’s that their run defense was really good in that one. The Wolf Pack are definitely capable of putting points on the board, so I’m going to take them to eke in and cover here.