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NCAAF Totals Pick – Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos

BSU Injuries Could Keep Totals Down

Our Colorado State vs Boise State totals pick has the over/under at 60.5. The under pick can be played at -102, while the over is at -108. This meeting marks the third Mountain West Conference game for each of these clubs. BSU has also played one nonconference contest. In that game, #9 BYU hammered Boise State 51-17. Normally, this game would be an easy pick with the logical choice being the over. But injuries to and questions regarding Bronco quarterbacks and running backs give one pause in making such a pick.

This Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos matchup will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8 pm ET. Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID serves as the setting. Game time weather will feature temperatures in the 30s, winds at 11mph from the ESE, and partly cloudy skies.

Colorado State vs Boise State Totals Pick – Offenses & Defenses

Colorado State is averaging 25.5 PPG. They are meeting a defense that has allowed 21.5 PPG in conference play. However, BSU did give up 51 points in their nonconference contest versus BYU. Despite that fact, we are not including that point total in our statistical summary of the Bronco D. The Rams are allowing 31.0 PPG, while in MWC games, the Broncos are averaging 36.0 PPG. The CSU defense is vulnerable to the pass, which is where Boise State excels. Plus, the Broncos offer a sound rush attack.

However, as noted, BSU has questions at quarterback as well as running back. In their last game versus BYU, Boise State’s QB Jack Sears suffered a head injury. Consequently, he’s doubtful for tonight’s game. In addition, sophomore Hank Bachmeier has had undisclosed issues that have kept him away from the team. That means that true freshman QB Cade Fennegan may get the start. The other issue for the Broncos is RB George Holani. Holani has been unable to play due to a leg injury. However, he is expected to be back tonight, but it’s unknown how effective he’ll be. The BSU quarterback issue won’t be decided until game time.

Rams vs Broncos Over/Under Pick – Trends

Recently, CSU has trended on the side of the under. In 11 of their last 13 games versus an MWC opponent, the total has gone under. In addition, in four of their last five road games and five of their last six games, the result has been the under. On the other hand, in their last nine games with Boise State, the total has gone over six times. However, in BSU’s last 11 games played in November, the total has been under eight times. Finally, in five of their last six games played on a Thursday, the Broncos have hit the under.

Colorado State vs Boise State Totals Pick – Final Word

In our Colorado State vs Boise State totals pick, we have to go with the under and for a few reasons. First, there are all of the question marks concerning Boise State’s offense. Second, there are the trends, which for the most part push the under. Finally, we doubt that CSU will be able to score enough points to push the game totals to over 60. Even if the Broncos manufacture 40 points tonight, we don’t see the Rams scoring more than 20. Thus, we are taking the under at 60.5 (-102).

Remember, we also have the point spread pick for this game. You can access our Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos spread prediction here. Best of luck in your sports betting!

Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos Totals Summary

Totals – Under 60.5 (-102)


Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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