Free Week 8 Prediction: Cougars vs Broncos Odds
Looking for BYU Cougars vs. Boise State Broncos free picks? Week 8 College football betting sees the Cougars taking on the Broncos Thursday October 20th at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(4-3) BYU Cougars vs. #14 Boise State Broncos (6-0)
Date: Thursday, October 20th
Time: 10:15 pm EST
Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
NCAA Football Spread: Boise State -7
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The Broncos continue to fly under the radar, but will be feature on center stage Friday night as they welcome in the red hot BYU Cougars.
Boise has rattled off 6 straight wins, while the Cougars have won 3 straight entering play.
After an abysmal 1-3 start that had the Cougars looking bad on both sides of the ball, things have taken quite the shift for the Big 12 future hopeful.
The Cougars have wins over Toledo, Michigan State, and Mississippi State to boost not only their Big 12 resume, but also have them now just 2 wins away from bowl eligibility, something that was hanging in the balance when they sat at 1-3.
BYU has been paced by their offense, that has found various ways to put points up during this winning streak.
The Cougars have scored 55, 31, and 28 over their last 3 as QB Taysom Hill has really picked his game up.
Hill tossed for 3 touchdowns in the come from behind win over the Bulldogs and has this Cougars offense putting together consistent drives, something they missed through their first 4 games.
Defensively, this is a good matchup for them. The Broncos are a run first team and the Cougars are allowing just 131.1 yards per game, which ranks 29th in the nation.
Boise State Broncos
The Broncos nearly coughed up a big lead late against the Rams last week, but held off the late rally to improve to 6-0 on the season.
In the 6 games the Broncos have played this season, they’ve managed to cover just 2 of them while going 0-3 ATS at home on the blue turf.
The Broncos have found their success with the pass game behind QB Brett Rypien. The sophomore has thrown for 1622 yards while tossing 12 touchdowns.
Rypien has thrown 9 touchdowns to 0 interceptions over the last 4 games for Boise State.
Running wise, Jeremy McNichols looks to build off what was easily his best game of the season. McNichols rumbled for 217 yards on 40 carries, while adding a pair of touchdowns.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Cougars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
- Cougars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Broncos are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Broncos are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Boise State may be unbeaten, but they’re certainly not blowing any opponents out.
This is a red hot BYU team that is playing extremely well.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: BYU +7
The Cougars are valuable grabbing a touchdown here. Look for Hill and company to really control the tempo of this one and keep it close, with a chance to steal it late.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction:BYU 31- Boise State 30
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