BYU vs. Boise State Sports Betting Podcast and Odds Preview

ESPN Thursday night college football has one of the best Vegas scores and odds contests this week in football is the clash between BYU vs. Boise State. The current Vegas point spread is Boise State (-7.5) and 68.5

The best sports picks experts use different key handicapping numbers than the square player. Here is a preview of that game from a handicapping standpoint.  In comparing yards per rush on offense, the superiority from a statistical standpoint goes to Boise State by 1.0. 

Passing yards per completion is another gauge utilized by bettors. The advantage is possessed by the Broncos by .3. Possibly the most utilized number by professional bettors is yards per point. From the offensive viewpoint the positive checkmark is in the column of Brigham Young by 2.3

Check out the sports betting podcast preview on this contest.

Now go to the key numbers on the defensive side of the ball. The yards per rush guide says the better run defense is BYU by 1.8. The superior passing yards per completion data on defense give the upper hand to the Cougars by .9. In terms of yards per point, the better defense is Boise State by 6.9. Turnover ratio has the teams even.

Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): BYU is 15-3 after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game, 8-2 overall.

Boise State is 41-18 to teams with a winning record, 43-19 after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.

This game highlights a big card from Stevie Vincent. He has his highest rated bet, a Level 5 play on the side of Brigham Young/Boise plus a huge play on the over/under. He also has a Level 5 winner in pro baseball.




About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of, the top sports betting site in the world. Email:

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