2005 Boise State Broncos Handicapping Review
By Tom Wilkinson
The Boise State Broncos have gone from something of a
quiet sleeper team on many sports bettorsâ€™ lists of
football picks to something of a mainstay and serious
candidate to make weekly football picks lists for many of
the less sophisticated sports bettors. Boise Stateâ€™s
success story really began as far back as 1999 when they
went 9-3 straight up and 7-3 against the odds. They came right back in 2000 to go 9-2 straight up and
7-2 against the sports betting line. Still a secret in 2001,
the Broncos went 8-4 both straight up and against the odds. Still, despite this incredible run and profit
margin, the Broncos received scant attention from sports betting bloggers heading into the 2002 season. Soon,
the secret would be out, however.
Incredibly enough Boise State dropped their first two games
against the odds in 2002, seemingly on the
way to a long overdue sports handicapping market correction.
But just as a correction seemed eminent, the Broncos went on
a tear and ripped off eight consecutive wins and covers
against the odds. By November, online sports
betting blogs were touting Boise State as a team to have at
the top of oneâ€™s lists of football picks. They completed
2002 with a record of 12-1 straight up and 10-3 against the odds and a secret no more. A sports
handicapping market correction definitely began to take
place in 2003 as Boise dropped four of its first five games
against the pointspread. As sports betting bloggers
moaned that Boiseâ€™s value was shot the Broncos went on to
cover six of their next seven games against the odds to finish 13-1 straight up and 7-6 against the
pointspread. They entered 2004 as a legitimate contender to
be on many “A” lists of football picks.
Boise started off 2004 as if they would remain the cash cow
that they have been since 1999 with two convincing covers.
sports betting bloggers began to rave about the
Broncos again but a sports handicapping market correction of
four straight failures against the odds took
place. Again, as was the case in 2003 it appeared as if
Boise State lost its value and was overpriced but just as
doubts set in the Broncos beat the sports betting odds in
five of their final six games to finish 11-1 straight up and
7-5 against the pointspread.
Boise State has been a consistently profitable team since
1999, although just barely so in 2003 and 2004 as the “word”
is definitely out amongst the general sports betting public,
decreasing the Broncosâ€™ value.
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