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Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Boise State Broncos Picks, Predictions & Odds

When it comes to the Mountain West Championship game, no two schools have been more frequent participants than Fresno State and Boise State.

When it comes to Fresno State vs. Boise State odds, it would be a good bet before either season that at least one of them will end up in the title game.

The Broncos are making their fifth appearance this season, while the Bulldogs are in the game for the fourth time.

NCAAF Schedule

Boise State is 2-1 all-time against Fresno State in the game. When you look at the NCAAF schedule for both teams, it is apparent both teams had to fight off significant adversity to get to where they are.

The Broncos started the year 2-2 before rallying down the stretch to finish 9-3. 

Some college football injuries impacted Fresno State. The Bulldogs were missing starting quarterback Jake Haener for several games and have rebounded from a 1-4 start, won in seven straight games.

Fresno State vs. Boise State Odds

NCAAF odds have Boise State as a 3.5-point favorite. The Broncos are -160 on the money line, while the Bulldogs are +135. The over/under has been set at 54 points.

Fresno State is 5-7 against the spread this season. The Bulldogs have seen the total go over seven of their 12 games. Boise State is 6-5-1 against the spread. The Broncos have seen the over go 6-6 in their games.

Matchup Information

The NCAAF schedule shows the game will be played at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

Fresno State vs. Boise State Betting Preview

Both teams were able to climb the NCAAF standings by shaking off early rust and making changes to get better.

When making a Fresno State Bulldogs game prediction, it is easy to see the team is well-rounded.

Fresno State vs. Boise State odds show the Bulldogs only give up 20.8 points per game while scoring 30.9 per game.

Boise State has also played excellent defense throughout the season. The Broncos rank third nationally by allowing 158.8 passing yards per game, while Boise State is ninth in scoring defense, only giving up 17.8 points per game.

Starting quarterbacks

Fresno State Bulldogs

Haener, who started his career at Washington in 2017, has taken full advantage of his extra year due to post-COVID rules.

Despite missing nearly a month due to injury, Haener has passed for 2,432 yards and completed 73.5 percent of his passes.

Anyone looking at Fresno State vs. Boise State odds would also see that he has thrown for 17 touchdowns against only three interceptions.

Boise State Broncos

Taylen Green wasn’t one of the Boise State Broncos men’s football players people thought would have a major impact on this year’s team.

However, when Hank Bachmaier struggled with turnovers early in the season, the Broncos looked to make a change.

Boise State eventually settled with Green, who has passed for 1,730 yards and thrown 12 touchdown passes. Green is also a dual-threat option. He has rushed for 90 or more yards in three of his nine appearances.

Fresno State vs. Boise State betting preview

The odds of Fresno State vs. Boise State indicate that people think this game will be closer than the first meeting.

The Broncos beat up Fresno State 40-20 and controlled the Bulldog’s offense without Haener. This is one of the NCAAF games this weekend that has seen strong line movement.

Boise State Broncos opened as a 5.5-point favorite before the line was bet down to 3.5 points. This is a game where both teams should have their opportunities to grab another Mountain West championship.

Who to Bet On?

While the Broncos don’t have the edge at quarterback, they do have advantages in other areas that should allow them to grab a win.

When it comes to the over/under, Boise State and Fresno State have the potential to play several different types of games.

While both teams have excellent defenses, their offenses have proven to have big-play potential as well. This game may see both teams get to the 30s and should see the total go at least slightly over.

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