Wyoming vs Boise State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/1/2020
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State -17.5
The Wyoming Cowboys travel to Taco Bell Arena to play the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 17.5 point favorites.
Wyoming heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-9. They currently have a point differential of -5.0 as they are averaging 60.8 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Boise State has an overall mark of 9-5. They are averaging 80.3 points per contest and giving up 69.9, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Wyoming Cowboys are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 9-4-0 against the spread
The Boise State Broncos are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Hunter Maldonado comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jake Hendricks averages 9.0 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Derrick Alston averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Justinian Jessup averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming averages 60.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 338th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 267th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 255th in the nation. They average 30.8 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per game, which ranks them 338th and 335th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 223rd with 13.2 per game. The Cowboys allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 171st and 196th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 108th place in Division 1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 37th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boise State is 36th in the country with 80.3 points per game this year. They are 83rd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 103rd in the nation. They are 183rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 129th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Broncos are 294th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Broncos surrender 69.9 points per contest, which ranks them 205th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 270th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 125th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 148th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 90.1, which is ranked 326th. They are 323rd in college basketball in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 235th. As a unit they are 236th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 56th in D-1. Wyoming is 73rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
Boise State is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos are 62nd in the country in offensive rating with 108.5. In terms of pace they are 131st in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 72nd. As a team they are 49th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 108th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wyoming/Boise State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boise State -17.5
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