Boise State at San Jose State 12/19/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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San Jose State Spartans (6-0) vs Boise State Broncos (5-1)
Game Info: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 4:15 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
Betting Odds: San Jose State Spartans -8 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Boise State faces San Jose State on Saturday, December 19th at Sam Boyd Stadium for an NCAA football matchup in the Mountain West Championship game.
Boise State is coming off a 17-9 win over Wyoming in its last game on the road on December 12th. Boise State has now won three straight games after its notable blowout loss to BYU on November 6th. Boise State is now 5-1 on the year and a perfect 5-0 in conference play this season. Boise State returns to the Mountain West Championship and the Broncos would love to bring it home against an over-performing San Jose State team. Boise State has scored 36.2 points per game and has earned 368.3 total yards of offense per contest as well this season. Boise State has allowed 26.0 points and has conceded 352.5 total yards of offense per contest as well. Despite winning its last three games outright, Boise State has only covered in one of those three games (52-21 win over Colorado State).
San Jose State is coming off a 30-20 win over Nevada in its last game on December 11th. San Jose State has had an unbelievable season in 2020-21, as the Spartans are a perfect 6-0 overall and in conference play. San Jose State was only 5-7 last season, so it is safe to say that improvements were made. San Jose State has scored 30.3 points per game and has earned 433.7 total yards of offense per contest as well. San Jose State's defense has been solid this season, allowing only 17.5 points per game to its opposition. San Jose State concedes 355.7 total yards of offense to its opponents as well and the Spartans have been great against the run.
Boise State opens as an 8-point favorite and the total is set at 52.5. This should be a great game between two teams that are a combined 11-1 this season. San Jose State has not lost against the spread this season, as the Spartans are 4-0-1 against the number. Boise State is 3-2 against the spread but has lost its last two ATS. I like Boise State to win this game, but I do think that this is too many points to lay. San Jose State should be able to keep this within a touchdown.