The Colorado State Rams will take on the Boise State Broncos on Thursday night in a Mountain West showdown. Colorado State is 1-1 so far this season, and Boise State enters play with a 2-1 record.
The Rams picked up a 34-24 win over Wyoming in their most recent outing, but Colorado State is not expected to play a factor in the Mountain West race. Boise State got crushed by BYU on Friday night, but the Broncos are still a perfect 2-0 in conference play.
Colorado State Rams Betting Preview: Rams Need to Defend
The Colorado State offense looked sharp against Wyoming, but the defense continued to give up big plays. The Rams are allowing 31 points per game this season, which could be a major problem against Boise State.
Tight end Trey McBride has been the offensive star for Colorado State this season, totaling 220 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Colorado State will need to find plenty of offense to keep this game close.
The Colorado State defense could be catching a break against a banged-up Broncos team, but that unit still needs to prove it can slow down opponents.
Boise State Broncos Betting Preview: Injuries Plaguing Boise State
The Boise State Broncos were expected to have two star quarterbacks this season in Hank Bachmaier and Jack Sears. Bachmaier missed the showdown with BYU, and Sears got hurt in that game.
Despite scoring just 17 points against BYU, this offense can still be explosive at times. Running back Andrew Van Buren has 136 yards and three touchdowns this season, and he will be a key in this matchup.
Boise State does have some issues on the defensive side of the ball, and they gave up 51 points to BYU. The Rams don’t pose as big of a threat, and this could help that defense get back on track on Thursday night.
Colorado State vs. Boise State Betting Odds & Lines
Despite the injury concerns for Boise State, the Broncos are still the favorites in this matchup. That famous “blue turf” has been incredibly tough on opponents, and Colorado State is no exception.
YouWager has the Boise State Broncos as 13.5-point favorites over Colorado State in this game.
Free Betting Pick
Boise State is hoping to get Bachmaier back for this game, but it won’t matter who is under center for the Broncos on Thursday night. Colorado State has a below-average defense, which will allow Boise State to take control of this game early.
There will be plenty of points scored in this game, but most of them will be scored by the home team.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Boise State Broncos -13.5