College football gambling handicappers have seen the Idaho Vandals slip a notch after their surprise season of 2009 that was capped off with a NCAA football wagering bowl win.
Idaho will host #1Boise State on Friday night with a telecast on ESPN2 set for 9:05 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Boise State as a 35 point favorite.
The Boise State Broncos have a record of 8-0 straight up and 6-2 with the college football odds with 5 of their games going over the total. Boise State is coming off a powerful 42-7 statement maker over a decent and bowl eligible Hawaii team last week as 21.5 point home chalks.
The Broncos rank 2nd overall in the nation for both scoring offense and scoring defense. Quarterback Kellen Moore may end up with an invite to the Heisman Trophy Presentation as he has a 72% completion rate with a 21/4 touchdown/interception ratio.
Doug Martin has rushed for 749 yards and a 6.7 yards per carry average with 6 touchdowns to balance out the attack.
Idaho has a record of 4-5 both straight up and with the college football lines as 5 of their games have gone over the total. The Vandals have lost 3 of their last 4 games including 2 straight as they are coming off a 63-17 home humiliation at the hands of Nevada last week.
Defense is the big weakness of Idaho as they rank 110th overall, which is a frightening thought when considering who they are up against in this one. Idaho’s strength is quarterback Nathan Enderle, who has passed for 2484 yards and a 17/12 TD/INT ratio.
Boise State continues to defy the odds makers as they have paid out in 23 of their last 32 games overall and are 16-7 against the spread when coming off a payout in their previous game. Idaho is a weak 8-24 against the spread in Western Athletic Conference games and is a poor 7-22 against the spread when coming off a straight up loss.
Boise State has a college football gambling record of 9-4 against the spread in this series, which has gone over the total in 4 of the last 5 meetings.