The Boise State Broncos (2-1) hit the field against the UTEP Miners (1-3) in college football action at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.
Boise State vs. UTEP Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 16.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Boise State as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Boise State has -760 odds to pick up the win, while UTEP is listed at +513 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 44.5 points.
How to Watch Boise State vs. UTEP Live?
- Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: El Paso, Texas
- Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium
On the defensive side of the ball, Boise State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best by surrendering just 248.3 yards per game. The offense ranks 106th (318.7 yards per game). Boise State is compiling 26.0 points per game on offense (91st in the FBS), and ranks 39th on the other side of the ball with 18.3 points allowed per game. Defensively, Boise State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 21st-best by surrendering just 172.0 passing yards per game. The Broncos rank 105th on offense (186.3 passing yards per game). On the defensive side of the ball, Boise State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 14th-best by surrendering just 76.3 per game. The Broncos rank 93rd on offense (132.3 rushing yards per game). On the defensive side of the ball, Boise State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking second-best by giving up a 15.8% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 90th (36.4% third-down percentage). With four forced turnovers (71st in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (105th in the FBS), Boise State’s -3-3 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.
UTEP’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, generating 310.8 total yards per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 76th with 372.0 total yards surrendered per contest. UTEP ranks ninth-worst in points per game (14.0), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 88th in the FBS with 29.0 points surrendered per contest. UTEP has been dominant on pass defense, allowing only 172.8 passing yards per contest (23rd-best). On offense, it ranks 80th in the FBS by piling up 236.5 passing yards per game. UTEP has lots of room to get better in the running game, as it ranks 10th-worst in rushing yards per game (74.3) and 16th-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (199.3). UTEP ranks 16th-worst in third-down conversion rate (30.4%), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 50th in the FBS with a 32.7% third-down rate allowed. UTEP owns a -5 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
Boise State vs. UTEP Betting Analysis
Boise State Betting Insights
Boise State is winless against the spread this season (0-2-1). Boise State has not covered the spread (0-1-1) when playing as at least 16.5-point favorites. Games involving Boise State have hit the over once this season. The Broncos have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Broncos have played as a moneyline favorite of -760 or shorter in only two games this season, and they won both.
Miners Betting Insights
UTEP has yet to win a game against the spread this year (0-4-0). UTEP has not covered the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 16.5-point underdogs. UTEP games have yet to go over the total once this year. The Miners have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Miners have played as an underdog of +513 or more once this season and lost that game.
Boise State vs. UTEP Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||51.0||53.5||49.8|
|Implied Total AVG||32.7||39.0||29.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||1-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||48.9||49.5||48.3|
|Implied Total AVG||30.5||28.5||32.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-1||1-0||0-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-2||0-1||0-1|
Players to Watch
- Ezekiel Noa has helped lead the Broncos’ defense with 13 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in three games.
- As part of the Broncos’ defense, George Tarlas has collected 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and seven tackles in three games.
- With seven tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception in three games, Caleb Biggers has been a significant piece of the Broncos’ defensive unit in 2022.
- JL Skinner has been a significant piece of the Broncos’ defensive unit in 2022, with one interception to go with 13 tackles and one pass defended in three games.
- Tyrice Knight has registered one interception to go with 21 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended in four games for the Miners.
- On defense, Cal Wallerstedt has helped lead the way with 10 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in four games.
- In four games for the Miners, Kobe Hylton has collected 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
- Justin Prince has totaled 16 tackles and 1.0 TFL In four games for the Miners.
Boise State vs. UTEP Predictions and Pick
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Our pick to win this matchup is Boise State, and we predict that Boise State will cover the spread (Boise State -16.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 44.5 points.