In a collision of two schools that like to run the football, Head Coach Craig Bohl and the Wyoming Cowboys (+13) are set to face off against their MWC rival No. 21 Boise State Broncos (-13) at Albertsons Stadium. This showdown will kick off pretty late for fans on the East Coast (10:15 p.m. ET) and fans can catch the action by tuning in to ESPN.
Wyoming at No. 21 Boise State Betting Odds 11/9/2019
Boise State is giving up 13 points in this MWC game. The Cowboys are currently receiving +375 moneyline odds while the Broncos are -550. The over/under has been set at 47.5 points, and it appears that there could be some decent in-game betting possibilities for this showdown.
The total has not changed after it was set initially at 47.5. Having said that, the opening line was -12 and sharp bettors tend to be siding with the Broncos.
The Cowboys are 6-2 straight up (SU), including 3-1 SU against conference opponents. The Broncos are 7-1 SU overall and 4-0 SU in conference play. Both of these teams have rewarded gamblers this year as the Cowboys have recorded 8.0 units and the Broncos are up 3.1 units.
The Cowboys are coming off a resounding 31-3 win over Nevada on October 26. The passing attack left much to be desired as the Cowboys completed 9-of-19 passes for 221 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Tyler Vander Waal went three-for-10 for 63 yards and one touchdown while Sean Chambers completed six-of-nine for 158 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Xazavian Valladay (206 rushing yards on 26 attempts) led the ground attack while Raghib Ismail Jr. (four receptions, 93 yards, one TD) and Valladay (two catches, 74 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the win.
Boise State is coming off of a 52-42 win over San Jose State. Hank Bachmeier completed 13-of-17 passes for 213 yards and one interception. George Holani (126 yards on 28 rush attempts, four TDs) and Andrew Van Buren (85 yards on nine carries, one TD) mounted the running game as John Hightower (five receptions, 129 yards) and CT Thomas (four catches, 37 yards) led the receiving attack in the win.
Wyoming has run the ball on 72.2 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Boise State has a rush percentage of 54.3 percent. The Cowboys have rushed for 239 yards/game (including 262 per game against Mountain West opponents) and have 19 scores on the ground this year. The Broncos are logging 178 rushing yards per contest (183 in conference) and have 18 total rush TDs.
It seems like the Cowboys should own an edge in terms of efficiency in the ground game, as their backfield has generated 5.3 yards per carry while their defense is allowing 2.8 YPC to opponents. The Broncos have recorded 4.4 yards per carry and allowed 3.7 YPC to opponents.
The Cowboys have averaged 125 yards through the air overall (135 per game against conference opposition) and have eight passing TDs so far. The Broncos have produced 291 pass yards per outing (278.3 against MWC foes) and have 18 total pass scores.
Wyoming has allowed opponents to run for an average of 98 yards and throw for 289 yards per game. Boise State has allowed 116.3 yards per game on the ground and 234.4 to opponents in the air. The Cowboys are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.50 to opponents, while the Broncos have given up a 6.19 ANY/A.
Sean Chambers has put up 829 pass yards this season. He’s connected on 43-of-106 attempts with six passing touchdowns and three interceptions. Chambers has a 7.18 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 8.70 over the last two games.
For the home team, Hank Bachmeier has recorded 1,760 yards, nine TDs and four INTs. Bachmeier’s ANY/A sits at 8.01 for the year and 7.30 over his last two games.
When these two programs faced one another a year ago, Boise State knocked Wyoming off handily 34-14.
Wyoming Cowboys at Boise State Broncos NCAA Pick
SU Winner – Boise State, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Over
Team Betting Trends
The Cowboys offense has registered five pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Broncos have put up seven such plays.
The Wyoming defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Boise State has given up seven such plays.
The Wyoming offense has created 19 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Boise State has created nine such runs.
The Cowboys defense has allowed four rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Broncos have given up six such runs.
The Wyoming defensive unit has sacked opposing quarterbacks 26 times this season. Boise State has recorded 22 sacks.
Wyoming has averaged 4.9 yards per carry across its last three games and 5.2 over its last two.
Boise State has averaged 4.8 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.7 over its past two.
Over its last three matchups, Boise State is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in each of those three.
The Over/Under for Wyoming’s previous game was 44. The under cashed in the team’s 31-3 win over Nevada.
In its last three matches, Wyoming is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Boise State’s previous matchup going into it was 61. The over cashed in the team’s 52-42 triumph over San Jose State.