Free Poinsettia Bowl Prediction: Broncos vs Huskies
College football betting on the 2015 Poinsettia Bowl sees the Boise State Broncos taking on the Northern Illinois Huskies Wednesday December 23rd Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Boise State Broncos (8-4) vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (8-5)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 23rd
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
NCAA Football Spread: Boise State -8
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Wednesday afternoon one of the first bowl games starts with the Boise State Broncos taking on the Northn Illinois Huskies in San Diego, California.
Northern Illinois is coming off a two game losing streak, losing their last game to Bowling Green in the MAC title game in a bit of a blow out where the Falcons had control the whole game.
Boise State is coming off a big win against the Spartans of San Jose State, but has dropped two out of the last three games they have played.
Boise State is an offensive powerhouse that has gained a ton of yards with a balanced attack, but has a problem in the red zone with costly turnovers and struggles mightily in their pass defense after being riddled with injuries to their record-setting corner back Donte Deayon and safety Darion Thompson.
Boise State’s secondary is a lot healthier than they have been getting those key players back for the bowl game.
This game will ultimately come down to the turnover battle though and if Boise State can protect the ball they should have no problem taking care of a small Northern Illinois team.
Watch for Jeremy McNichols to run all over the Huskies defense and catch passes out of the backfield as well playing a key role in the Broncos Offense in the bowl.
Northern Illinois has had a down year this year losing five games and really not playing well in big games when it mattered.
Although the Huskies did play well at the Horseshoe at Ohio State, only giving up the winning touchdown in the final minutes of the game.
The huskies have one of the leading rushers in all the nation in Joel Bouahnon, rushing for over 1200 yards and adding 18 touchdowns on the ground as well.
Expect a heavy dose of the star running back in the Bowl game against a good Boise State front seven as well.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- NIU is 1-5 ATS in their last six games in December.
- NIU are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games on grass.
- NIU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 bowl games.
- Boise State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
Free Poinsettia Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
Boise State and Northern Illinois are both having down years but Boise State seems to be excited to be in the Poinsettia Bowl and end the year on the high note, so you should see the Broncos roll in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Boise State ATS
Although this is a great matchup I still think Boise State is poised to take this game by storm and really show the Huskies what they are made of even by two scores.
Poinsettia Bowl Free Score Prediction: Boise State 42 – Northern Illinois 31
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