College Football Picks: Wyoming vs. Boise State

Jeff Grant

Friday, November 15, 2013 4:33 PM GMT

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 4:33 PM GMT

The Boise State Broncos have been incredible with 10-or-more days between games recently, as they prepare to host the Wyoming Cowboys Saturday.

Let’s take a closer look at the college football betting lines for this Mountain West Conference matchup at Bronco Stadium, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Be sure to check out our College Football Picks: Week 12 Betting Odds Report.

Disappointing effort

Wyoming was unable to do anything with an early 10-point lead against the Fresno State Bulldogs last Saturday, as it eventually dropped a 48-10 decision as 7.5-point home underdogs, while losing the statistical battle by 304 yards.

The Cowboys need to win two of their remaining three games in hopes of landing a bowl bid, as they look to improve upon their 3-0 ATS record at this venue.

A lot to play for

Boise State needs to win its final three games to set up a probable rematch with Fresno State in the conference title game, as it returns home after splitting a pair of road games, which includes a 42-30 victory over Colorado State on Nov. 2. 

The Broncos are 17-0 SU under longtime head coach Chris Petersen with 10-or-more days between games—the statistic does not count season openers or bowl games.

Smith is capable under center 

College football handicappers may elect to back the road underdog in this affair, considering Cowboys quarterback Brett Smith needs just 208 total yards to become the school’s all-time leader in that statistical category. 

Wyoming is averaging 491.8 yards per game, which is just three yards better than this week’s opponent.

Winning games 

No team in major college football has won more games since 2000, as the Broncos have compiled a 153-24 record over that span. 

Boise State has won all six of its meetings against Wyoming, but it’s important to point out that the road team has covered the number in the last four.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Broncos with their college football picks, as the Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last five games versus teams with a winning record.

College Football Pick:  Wyoming Cowboys -23

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