Kickoff is set for 8:05 PM Eastern and the game will be broadcast on ABC. Sbgglobal.com opened with Boise State as a whopping 17.5-point home favorite and with a total of 56.5
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The Boise State Broncos are 2-0 both straight up and against the spread and are coming off a 51-6 blowout win at Wyoming as 22-point favorites. They have gone over the total in both of their games.
It seems that no matter what Boise State does it is never enough in the eyes of some fans and gamblers. Ever since their epic Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma on New Year’s Night 2007 the Broncos have been in the BCS conversation and have won big and yet are routinely derided for playing in the soft Western Athletic Conference.
Last year Boise State beat eventual Pac 10 champion Oregon and opened this season with a win over a Virginia Tech team that was ranked in the top ten at the time. But when Tech lost to 1-AA James Madison in week 2 it was seen as a bad reflection on Boise State.
Oregon State has a record of 1-1 both straight up and against the spread and is coming off a tough 35-28 win over Louisville as 20.5-point home favorites. The Beavers have gone over the college football betting line total in both of their games this year. Although they are known for their slow starts Oregon State is also known as a dangerous dog. They already got the money this year against Boise State’s BCS-Buster cousins from TCU on opening day.
This NCAA betting matchup will offer plenty of high quality players and outstanding football. Oregon State’s offense is led by the Rodgers brothers, (running back Jacquizz and receiver James) and Boise State has a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Kellen Moore, who has picked up where he left off last year when he had an insane 39/3 touchdown to interception ratio.
Oregon State has gotten the money in just 6 out of 26 September games but is 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games. Boise State has lost just 18 out of their last 59 games as a favorite on the blue carpet.