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2016 MOTEL 6 Cactus Bowl
(10-2) Boise State vs. Baylor Bears (6-6)
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time: 10:15 pm EST
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: Boise State -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 66.5
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The Baylor Bears and the Boise State Broncos will face off on December 27th for the annual Cactus Bowl.
The Broncos finished the regular season with a 10-2 record, while the Bears only managed to hit .500, or 6-6.
Baylor’s bright 6-0 start to the season ended with a six game losing streak to finish out, and the demoralized team will hope for some redemption come December 27th.
Stats wise, the defense of the Baylor Bears is simply atrocious.
They possess the 82nd ranked defense in football, which is almost the sole reason they dropped six games straight. They couldn’t stop anybody.
Their 82nd ranked defense is complimented by a top five offense, however. Baylor’s offense can be formidable and is spearheaded by young running back Terence Williams and receiver KD Cannon.
The pair combined for 22 touchdowns during the season and can be game changers.
Boise State Broncos
Boise State possesses a pretty bad defense as well, ranking 46th overall. Their offensive ranking isn’t as good as Baylor’s, sitting at 20th.
Though these ranking aren’t overly impressive, Boise State is more well-rounded than Baylor is.Boise State possesses a pretty bad defense as well, ranking 46th overall. Their offensive ranking isn’t as good as Baylor’s, sitting at 20th. Though these ranking aren’t overly impressive, Boise State is more well-rounded than Baylor is.
Boise State receiver Thomas Sperbeck posted another season topping 1000 yards receiving, and is the school’s all time receiving yardage leader. He went for over 100 yards in over half of his games this season.
This talented receiver is going to pose a major challenge for Baylor’s dismal defense and they may find themselves unable to stop him. Sperbeck may put up another game with over 100 yards receiving.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- BSU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 bowl games.
- BSU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Bowl games.
- BSU are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games on grass.
- Over is 10-1 in BAY last 11 neutral site games.
- BAY are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games in December.
- BAY are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games on grass.
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The trouble for Baylor only gets worse after Sperbeck. Boise State’s running back Jeremy McNichols had a lights out season, running for over 100 yards in every game but three. He had 1663 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season, highly impressive numbers.
Against the 93rd ranked run defense of Baylor, McNichols should have a field day.
It is more than possible that the Broncos star running back goes off for around 200 yards in such a favorable match up. Not only is he very good on the ground, McNichols is also a receiving threat out of the backfield.
He’s had a 100+ yard receiving game this season, and a trio of touchdowns through the air.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Boise State -7.5
This should be a fun match up to watch, and it should be a shootout. There’s not a good likelihood that Baylor comes out victorious in this one against the more well-rounded Boise State team.
Though the Bears have a top five offense, the Broncos Joe McNichols and company will shred their susceptible defense in ways they won’t be able to match.
2016 MOTEL 6 Cactus Bowl Free Score Prediction: Boise State 48 – Baylor 35
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