The 2022 Mountain West Championship Game is set for Saturday afternoon in Boise. The Fresno State Bulldogs march into Albertsons Stadium as they play the Boise State Broncos. The Bulldogs are 8-4 overall and 7-1 against Mountain West opponents. Boise State is 9-3 overall and 8-0 in conference play. Fresno State is 5-6 against the spread, while Boise State is 6-5 against the spread in 2022.
Kickoff from Albertsons Stadium in Boise is set for 4 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Broncos as 3-point favorites in the latest Fresno State vs. Boise State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 54.5, up four points from the opening line. Before locking in any Boise State vs. Fresno State picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Fresno State vs. Boise State and just revealed its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college football odds and trends for Boise State vs. Fresno State:
- Fresno State vs. Boise State spread: Broncos -3
- Fresno State vs. Boise State over/under: 54.5 points
- Fresno State vs. Boise State money line: Broncos -155, Bulldogs +130
- FRES: Over is 4-0 in Bulldogs' last four road games
- BSU: Broncos are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight conference games
- Fresno State vs. Boise State picks: See picks here
Why Boise State can cover
The Broncos have a stout and disciplined defense. Boise State is always flying to the ball and limiting explosive plays. The Broncos are ranked in the top three in most defensive stats in the Mountain West. Boise State ranks second in points allowed (17.8), total defense (284.6), passing defense (158.8) and third run defense (125.8). Senior linebacker DJ Schramm is an instinctive, tackling machine in the middle of the defense.
Schramm leads the team in total tackles (93), including five games with double-digit stops. Senior safety JL Skinner is an explosive athlete on the backline of the defense. Skinner can help slow down the run game while owning great awareness in coverage. The California native is second on the squad in total tackles (58) but first in interceptions (4). He snagged three picks in his last four games.
Why Fresno State can cover
Senior running back Jordan Mims is the leading bell cow for the Bulldogs' run game. Mims has a combination of speed and elusiveness that is on full display when he burst through the hole. The California native has great vision and can make one cut to hit the next level of the defense. He ranks second in the conference in rush yards (1,078) and fourth in rushing yards per game (89.8). Last week, Mims had 52 yards and three scores.
Senior receiver Jalen Moreno-Cropper is a smooth-savvy pass-catcher. Moreno-Cropper has reliable hands with great concentration to make acrobatic catches. The California native leads the team with 75 receptions for 991 yards and five scores. He's also third in the Mountain West in receiving yards per game (83.7). Moreno-Cropper has recorded 100-plus yards in two of his last three games.
How to make Fresno State vs. Boise State picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 58 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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