The 2019 college football betting season is right around the corner. Naturally, NCAA sports betting fans are looking ahead to see where the best value lies in Week 1’s matchups. Below we’ll be checking out a highly competitive matchup in the Boise State Broncos vs. Florida State Seminoles contest. Boise State is coming off a highly success 10-3 season that saw them finish No. 1 in the Mountain Division of the MW Conference. Florida State on the other hand, is coming off a disappointing 5-7 season and are hopeful they can turn things around this upcoming season. So what do the NCAA sportsbook odds have to say about this contest?
Boise State Broncos vs. Florida State Seminoles – Saturday, August 31st
|When:||6:00 pm ET|
|Where:||TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida|
— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) June 17, 2019
Boise State Broncos vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Odds
|Boise State||+4 (-110)||–||+158|
|Florida State||-4 (-110)||–||-180|
Boise State Broncos
The Broncos are hopeful they can build of off last year’s success. They’ll be returning with Bryan Harsin as the head coach, who enters in his 6th season at the helm. Under his watch, the Broncos have delivered 5 straight winning seasons. Additionally, they have claimed 1st in the division all but one year (2015). With this in mind, it’s clear that the Broncos are headed towards another successful season in 2019.
Last season, the Broncos averaged 35.38 points per game and gave up a total of 22.08 to their opponents per game. Comparatively, Florida State’s offense averaged 21.92 points per game and gave up 31.50 to their opponents. With this in mind, it’s clear that college football betting players should lean towards Boise State here.
Florida State Seminoles
The Seminoles are coming off a disappointing season. The program brought in Willie Taggart to try and fill the void left by Jimbo Fisher’s departure. Instead we saw 1st year head coach Willie Taggart, alongside 1st year offensive coordinator Walt Bell and defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett (also in his 1st year) lead the Seminoles to their first losing season in over a decade. So will FSU show improvements this upcoming season or will they deliver another losing season?
To ensure there’s some improvement, Florida State has brought in Kendal Briles as the new offensive coordinator. Briles has been coaching in the NCAA since 2008 but the biggest story attached to his name involves a Baylor University sexual assault scandal. All in all it’s unclear what kind of success FSU is headed for this season.
Boise State Broncos vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Numbers
Boise State Broncos
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Boise State’s last 5 games.
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing as the underdog.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boise State’s last 6 games played on a Saturday.
- 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Florid State Seminoles
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State’s last 5 games.
- 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing as the favorite.
- 6-0 SU in their last 6 games played in August.
- 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Boise State Broncos vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Boise State Broncos vs. Florida State Seminoles matchup? All things considered, Boise State is the safer pick in this matchup. They’re coming off a better season and look like they’ll have better luck out of the gate. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Moneyline: The Seminoles open as a favorite at home. This makes taking Boise State as the underdog quite the alluring bet.
ATS: The spread line is predicting a close contest here. Judging from the kind of defense the Seminoles had last season, it’s probably best to take Boise State here.
TOTALs: The TOTALs have yet to come out for this contest.
Score Prediction: 30-21 Boise State.