Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 1/29/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (+2)
The Boise State Broncos (13-2) are headed to Moby Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Colorado State Rams (12-3). Colorado State opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 144.5.
Boise State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 13-2 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Boise State is pulling down 38.2 boards per game and is sitting with 215 dimes this season, which is 82nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Broncos are shooting 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (110 of 331) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 79.5 pts per game (47th in the country) while connecting on 46.9% from the floor. On defense, the Broncos are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. The Broncos defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.3% (329 of 817) and they surrender 30.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 87th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 142 relinquished on the year. They are giving up 29.7% on shots from distance while they are 22nd in D-1 in opponents PPG (62.2).
The Boise State Broncos faced off with the Rams and took a loss by a score of 78-56 in their last contest. Boise State walked away from the game having earned a 38.2% field goal percentage (21 of 55) and made 5 of 23 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Broncos knocked down 9 of 15 shots for a rate of 60.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 24 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 dimes for this contest as well as having 10 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of the defense, Boise State let their opponent shoot 38.2% from the field on 21 out of 55 shooting. Colorado State earned 17 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Rams snagged 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Colorado State finished the game shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 16 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 20 attempts from three-point range.
Derrick Alston is someone who was a factor for the game. He racked up 20 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played for 32 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Alston finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Broncos was Marcus Shaver. He grabbed 3 boards and also had 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the field for this contest by going 3-of-9 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Shaver saw the court for 35 minutes.
Colorado State has a win-loss mark of 12-3 on the season. Colorado State has 1,135 points this season (75.7 per contest) and they pull in 34.5 boards per contest. The Rams have committed 16.6 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.0% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Rams are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which is 57th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 15.6 times per contest (63rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Rams on defense are ranked 62nd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 65.3. The Colorado State defense concedes 29.7% from downtown (116 of 390) and their opposition makes 62.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 12.3 dimes and 34.5 boards per game, which ranks them 138th and 147th in college basketball. They have forced 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the field (71st in Division 1).
In their win over the Broncos, the Rams corralled 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup. They turned away 2 tries while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Broncos committed 12 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Colorado State buried 8 of 20 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Rams went 29 for 52 from the floor which had them shooting 55.8%. The Rams allowed the Broncos to make 21 out of 55 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 38.2% for this game. They wrapped up this game 21.7% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 5 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 15 at the charity stripe (60.0%). When talking about rebounding, Colorado State allowed Boise State to get 24 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
David Roddy was important for the Rams for the game. He buried 10 of 16 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, which earned him 27 points. Roddy collected 15 boards in his 31 mins played and earned 2 dimes for the contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Colorado State was Isaiah Stevens. He totaled 12 points in 39 minutes played via 5 of 9 shooting in the matchup. Stevens wrapped this one up going 55.6% from the floor in addition to totaling 10 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado State (-2) and over 144.5 points
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