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Boise State vs UTEP Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 2
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Boise State vs UTEP Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 2

by Jalin CoblentzSeptember 7, 2021
  • No surprises here, Boise State rolls to the win
  • Expect the point total to get passed
  • Boise State covers the 27 point spread

Boise State came into the 2021 season looking to return to the greatness it had in the early to mid-2000s, but they opened the season with a disappointing loss to UCF. Boise was up 21-0 at one point but let UCF back into the game before giving it away at the very end. It took great plays by UCF combined with a late interception by Boise QB Hank Bachmeier to seal the deal for the Broncos. Look for them to come out with a vengeance against UTEP on Friday.

Don’t let the fact that UTEP is 2-0 fool you. Their wins have come against New Mexico State and Bethune-Cookman, neither of which showed any signs of talent comparable to what Boise State possesses. After Friday night, don’t expect UTEP to still have an undefeated record.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Boise State -27
  • MoneyLine: UTEP +1600, Boise State -3800
  • Total: 55

All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.

Boise State vs UTEP Prediction: Spread

There’s a 27 point spread for a reason in this contest. Boise State is one of the top teams not in a Power 5 conference and they should have won their season opener against UCF. The Broncos simply have too much talent on all sides of the ball for UTEP to match up with. Expect Boise State to dominate every facet of this football game and cover the 27 point spread.

  • Free Prediction: Boise State +30

Boise State vs UTEP Prediction: MoneyLine

UTEP is regarded as one of the worst teams in college football despite their 2-0 record. The Miners have decent talent on offense with QB Gavin Hardison and a running attack led by Ronald Awatt, but nothing near the caliber possessed by Boise State.

The Boise State defense is also capable of creating havoc and turnovers and collected three sacks and two interceptions against a very capable UCF offense last week. The Broncos will find their way into the win column without much difficulty against the Miners.

  • Free Prediction: Boise State 44 UTEP 14

Boise State vs UTEP Prediction: Total

A high-powered Boise State offense combined with enough talent on the UTEP side to throw up a few points will just beat out the points total. While a bulk of the work will be done by Boise, UTEP is more than capable of putting up a couple of touchdowns against a tough Boise State defense.

  • Free Prediction: Over 55

Prop Predictions

The Boise defense will look to avenge the part they played in giving up their 21 point lead against UCF. The Broncos have enough talent on that side of the ball to make life miserable for Gavin Harrison and company. Look for Boise to come out hot on defense led by Isaiah Bugnah and Tyric LeBeauf who combined for two sacks and two picks in week one.

  • Boise State will force at least 3 turnovers
  • Boise State will record at least 4 sacks on defense
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Jalin Coblentz