MONDAY NIGHT CLASH OF TITANS: BOISE ST. VS. VA. TECH
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 05:23 PM EDT
Boise State vs. Virginia Tech, Monday, 8:00 p.m. EDT Line: Boise State -3 Total: 51
The nation’s capital will host a pair of top-10 teams in a Monday night special featuring Boise State and Virginia Tech. Twenty starters return to a Boise team that is 26-1 over the past two seasons. Va Tech returns 12 starters total, but just four on defense. This game will be played at “neutral” FedEx Field in Washington, DC, which is whole lot closer to Blacksburg, VA, than it is to Boise, ID. Baseball Lines
The Hokies lost three starters in the secondary which could be exploited by Broncos QB Kellen Moore. His 39 TD and just three INT last year marked the best ratio in NCAA history. Boise State averaged 42.2 PPG last season, which tied Houston for the most points per game in the nation. Moore’s supporting cast includes RB Jeremy Avery (1,151 rushing yards, six TD) and the WR tandem of Austin Pettis and Titus Young who combined for 142 catches and 24 touchdowns last season.
Virginia Tech is also strong on offense, led by QB Tyrod Taylor and the RB duo of Ryan Williams and Darren Evans. Williams was the ACC Freshman of the Year last season, rushing for 21 touchdowns. Evans earned the same honor in 2008 when he posted an ACC freshman record 1,265 yards. Evans missed last season with a torn ACL and was replaced by Williams who shattered this record by nearly 400 yards (1,655). Baseball Betting Lines
This FoxSheets trend shows that Boise usually delivers when oddsmakers deem the Broncos to be the favorite: BOISE ST is 69-39 ATS (+26.1 Units) as a favorite since 1992. The average score was BOISE ST 43.4, OPPONENT 18.9 – (Rating = 1*). Basketball Betting Lines
Granted, the majority of these contests were against WAC opponents, but Boise State has an underrated defense that plays well against the better opponents. In regards to head coach Chris Petersen who is entering his fifth season at the school, FoxSheets likes the under 51 total. Petersen is 6-0 UNDER (+6.0 Units) when the line is +3 to -3 as the coach of BOISE ST. The average score was BOISE ST 24.0, OPPONENT 19.3 – (Rating = 1*).
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