Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Frisco Bowl - North Texas vs. Boise State (12/17/2022) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Frisco Bowl – North Texas vs. Boise State (12/17/2022)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
December 14, 2022

North Texas vs. Boise State (12/17 @ 9:15 PM EST.)

Spread: Boise State (-7.5)
Total: Over 55.5

Overview and Betting Info

North Texas and Boise State will face off in the 2022 Frisco Bowl played in Frisco, Texas. This is the fifth year of the Frisco Bowl. Teams selected are from the Group of Five Conferences (American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, and Sun Belt Conference).

North Texas is 7-6 in 2022 and representing Conference USA for the final time. The Mean Green intend to join the American Athletic Conference in 2023.

Boise State is 9-4 in 2022 and representing the Mountain West Conference.

These two teams have met six times since 1994, and the series is tied at 3-3. The most recent meeting was in 2000 when the Boise State Broncos won by the score of 59-0.

North Texas

In addition to having homefield advantage, North Texas enters this game winning three of its last five games.

In those last five games, the Mean Green has either won big or lost big. The only exception is its November 26 win over Rice by the score of 21-17.

The Mean Green has both an explosive offense and a generous defense. North Texas scores an average of 33.9 points per game while giving up an average of 31.5 per game. The team averages 463.8 yards per game while allowing 460.2.

Boise State

Boise State also comes into this game winning three of its last five games.

The Bronco team has scored and allowed less points per game than the Mean Green with a season average of 29.1 scored versus 18.5 allowed.

There is also a larger disparity between yards gained and allowed for the Broncos with 381.7 yards gained versus 281.5 allowed.

Free Pick: Under 55.5

This game will be one of extremes making it either a high scoring or low scoring event. There seems to be no middle ground for these teams. Collectively, they scored 43 points in their last games (North Texas lost to University of Texas San Antonio by the score of 48-27 and Boise State lost to Fresno State by the score of 28-16). Because of this, we are leaning toward a lower scoring game. Under 55.5 is the recommended selection.