NCAA Football Betting – Broncos, Hokies Prepare For Top-10 Showdown

NCAA Football Betting PicksNCAA football betting players are usually eased into the schedule, and the first week is usually filled with cupcake games. But this year, they’ve scheduled a few intriguing non-conference games, and none moreso than the game that will take place at FedEx Field, where the WAC’s Boise State will begin their march to the national title by clashing with the ACC’s Virginia Tech. What happens when the BCS Busters are actually the favorites?

Boise State Virginia Tech Betting – Monday, September 6, 8:00 PM ET

The No.3 Broncos ended 2009 unbeaten, edging TCU in the Fiesta Bowl to go 14-0, and 21 of the starters from last year’s team are back, including quarterback Kellen Moore, who figures to be a Heisman candidate. But he’s got a lot of help with him, like running back Jeremy Avery and his top six receivers. The offensive line has been kind of shaky for the Broncos, and that’ll be the one area to watch at Boise State. Defensively, the Broncos lost cornerback Kyle Wilson (those who are betting on NFL lines will recognize him from the Jets), and coordinator Justin Wilcox bailed for Tennessee, but the Broncos should be fine without either.

The Hokies were 10-3 after romping over Tennessee in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, and strangely, offense may be their strength. Tyrod Taylor is going into his senior year, and only two current quarterbacks have won more games in their career (Boise State’s Moore is one of them). He is one of seven starters back for the Hokies, and they’ll have to carry the team for the first part of the season as there are only starters back on that side of the ball. One of those starters, linebacker Barquell Rivers, may not even bet ready for this game as he is slowly recovering from a quadriceps injury that happened months ago.

Online football betting odds have the Broncos as a 2-point favorite at a “neutral site”, although FedEx Field is much, much closer to Virginia Tech than it is to Boise State. The Hokies have tried this before, inviting USC to play them at FedEx Field in 2004, and they lost 24-13. This game should go something like that, as the Broncos are just too deep, and the Hokies have a lot of questions on defense and special teams. The latter is something that the Hokies pride themselves on, and while Taylor has a lot of wins and is improving a lot as a throwing quarterback, he can’t do it on his own against a team like Boise State, who have a knack of never showing nerves in big games.

Online sports betting pick: Boise State -2


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