The UTEP Miners and the Boise State Broncos have a primetime matchup on Friday night. The Miners look to continue their hot start and improve to 3-0. The Broncos look to fix their mistakes from last week and improve to 1-1.
Kickoff from Albertsons Stadium is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The Broncos are 25-point favorites in the latest UTEP vs. Boise State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 56.5. Before making any Boise State vs. UTEP picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- UTEP vs. Boise State spread: Boise State -25
- UTEP vs. Boise State over-under: 56.5 points
- UTEP vs. Boise State money line: UTEP +1500, Boise State -4500
- UTEP: The total has gone over in 4 of UTEP's last 5 games
- BOISE: Boise State is 15-5 straight up in their last 20 games
Why UTEP can cover
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Gavin Hardison played fairly well in the first two games. Hardison has completed 64 percent of his passes for 432 yards and four touchdowns. The Hobbs, N.M., native has only thrown one interception, keeping the ball away from the opponents.
The Miners have run the ball 93 times over the past two weeks and look for them to continue that against the Broncos. Boise State allowed 255 yards on the ground, including 5.3 yards a carry against UCF in Week 1. This is a recipe for success for UTEP.
Why Boise State can cover
Despite falling short against UCF last week, the Broncos showed they are capable of getting into the backfield and forcing some turnovers. Redshirt junior cornerback Tyric LeBeauf recorded two interceptions in Week 1. LeBeauf made a big play in the red zone, where he intercepted quarterback Dillon Gabriel's pass and returned it for 100 yards and the touchdown.
Redshirt sophomore defensive end Isaiah Bagnah played well against the Knights. Bagnah recorded two tackles for loss while also having two sacks on the night. The Broncos finished the game with a total of five tackles for loss, three sacks, and two interceptions. Look for them to try and have a similar outcome against UTEP.
How to make UTEP vs. Boise State picks
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