Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (-1)
The Colorado State Rams (11-3) host the Boise State Broncos (13-1) at Moby Arena on Wednesday. Boise State opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 148.
Boise State will play this contest with a mark of 13-1 on the year. They are averaging 81.2 pts per contest (32nd in the country) while shooting 47.4% from the field. The Broncos are connecting on 34.1% on three-point shots (105 of 308) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Boise State is pulling in 39.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 204 assists on the season, which has them ranked 102nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 10.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.6 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Broncos are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They give up 28.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 16th in the country in opponents points per game (61.1). The Broncos defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 39.2% (300 of 765) and they surrender 30.1 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 59th in the country in allowing assists with 125 surrendered so far this season.
The Boise State Broncos played the Fresno State Bulldogs and earned the victory with a final of 73-51 in their last contest. Boise State wrapped up the contest with a 38.8% field goal percentage (26 out of 67) and buried 6 out of their 25 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Broncos converted 15 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 88.2%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 38 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 dimes for this game while getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defense, Boise State allowed the other team to go 38.8% from the field on 26 of 67 shooting. Fresno State distributed 6 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Bulldogs grabbed 30 boards (5 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Fresno State shot 71.4% at the free throw line by burying 10 of 14 shots. They also knocked down 3 out of their 13 tries from distance.
Derrick Alston is someone who came through in the matchup. He was able to score 21 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He played for 36 mins and also snagged 4 boards. Alston walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the floor and dished out 4 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Broncos was Marcus Shaver. He pulled down 6 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He went 53.8% from the field for the game by hitting 7-of-13 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Shaver was on the hardwood for 29 min.
Colorado State has a mark of 11-3 for the year. The Rams are committing 16.5 fouls per game and they go 77.1% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.5 times per game (70th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 13.1 times per game. Colorado State has scored 1,057 pts so far this season (75.5 per contest) and they pull in 34.1 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Rams are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which ranks 73rd in D-1. The Rams on defense are ranked 76th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.0. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (79th in the country). The Colorado State defense gives up 30.2% on three-point shots (111 of 367) and opponents are knocking down 62.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 12.4 assists and 35.3 total boards per game, which ranks them 141st and 191st in the country.
When they last stepped on the court, the Colorado State Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 84-76 when they played the Utah State Aggies. The Rams recorded 27 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for this contest. They also blocked 4 attempts while recording 9 steals in the game. The Aggies had 23 personal fouls for the game which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They were able to make 25 of the free throws for a percentage of 86.2%. Regarding shots from downtown, Colorado State buried 9 out of their 20 attempts (45.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Rams went 25 out of 50 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Rams allowed the Aggies to knock down 27 out of 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.2% for the contest. They finished 25.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 out of 31 and finished the contest at 14 of 22 from the charity stripe (63.6%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Colorado State allowed Utah State to collect 32 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Isaiah Stevens ended up being a factor for the Rams in this game. He converted 3 out of 11 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 27.3%, which got him 18 points. Stevens had 8 rebounds in his 39 mins and had 8 dimes in this game. Someone else that was pivotal for Colorado State was Kendle Moore. He ended up walking away with 16 points in 35 minutes on the court via 4 of 7 shooting for this game. Moore wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the floor while also totaling 4 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boise State (-1)
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