NCAA football gambling handicappers have grown to love the Broncos as they are among the most profitable teams on the NCAA football wagering board.
Last year Boise State went a perfect 14-0 straight up and 9-4 against the spread and capped off the season with a most impressive 17-10 upset win over TCU as 7-point dogs in the Fiesta Bowl.
Boise State has won 10 or more games straight up in 7 out of the past 8 seasons and has shown a profit on the board in 9 out of the last 10 years with a break even season in 2007 being the lone exception. The Broncos have beaten the college football odds in 17 out of 25 chances the past 2 years and are a lethal 38-17 money machine at home since 2000.
Although well known as the brutal host on the famed blue carpet of Bronco Stadium, Boise State has gone 33-23 against the spread in road action in that same 10-year span.
With so much success for gamblers one of the big questions heading into 2010 is how long that can be sustained as the secret is out, Boise State is a top 5 ranked team, and will be drawing extra public money and attention as a result.
Boise State will be leaving Western Athletic Conference after this season for a move up to the Mountain West. Their season could be decided on opening day when they travel to Washington, DC to meet Virginia Tech in a highly anticipated showdown September 6. A win is mandatory for the Broncos to have any shot at the BCS title game.
Boise State looks to be a loaded team with the college football lines as they have 10 starters back both for offense and defense led by junior quarterback Kellen Moore, who passed for 3536 yards and an insane 39/3 TD/INT ratio. The running game was much improved as senior Jeremy Avery returns after a 1208 yard season last year.
Defense is a big question as it was inconsistent last year although forcing 35 turnovers. The defensive line is first rate and led by senior Ryan Winterswyk, who had 9 sacks.
Boise State will enter the 2010 NCAA football gambling season with its best team ever but also as a target that will get everyone’s respect and best shot.