Boise State a Home Underdog for First Time Since 2001
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- Boise State is currently a 3-point home underdog for Friday night's matchup with Fresno State (10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
- Should Boise State close as the underdog, it'll be the first time the Broncos are underdogs at home since 2001.
Over the past two decades, Boise State has been as dominant of a home team as there’s been in college football.
Since its loss to Washington State in September of 2001, the Broncos have gone 105-6 at Albertsons Stadium, the best home record in the country over that span.
Why would I pick that loss in particular as the starting point? Because it was the last time that Boise State was an underdog at home … until this week.
According to the latest odds at Pinnacle, the Broncos are getting three points against visiting Fresno State Friday night.
Boise State has consistently been a powerhouse in the Mountain West Conference since it joined in 2011, finishing with double-digit wins in all but two of those seasons.
This year, however, the most impressive team in the conference has undoubtedly been Fresno State.
The Bulldogs were ranked 23rd in the country in Tuesday night’s latest College Football Playoff rankings release.
They’re tied with Mississippi State as the second-best scoring defense in the country, giving up only 12.3 points per game, and they enter Friday night’s matchup with only one loss to Boise State’s two.
It’ll be interesting to see if bettors move this line off the key number before kickoff, but barring any injury news, we can be just about certain that Boise State’s 111-game run as a favorite at home is coming to an end.