Boise State Broncos vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 1/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (-9)
Arena Auditorium is the site where and the Wyoming Cowboys (7-2) will take on the Boise State Broncos (10-1) on Monday. The line on this matchup has Boise State as 9-point favorites. The total is set at 149.
Boise State will enter this matchup with a mark of 10-1 for the year. They are averaging 81.0 pts per game (36th in the country) on 47.3% from the field. The Broncos are connecting on 35.8% on 3-pointers (87 of 243) and 73.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Boise State is pulling in 38.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 169 dimes on the campaign, which is 65th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Broncos have forced 16.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 87th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 96 relinquished on the season. The Broncos defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.4% (235 of 596) and they relinquish 30.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 29.2% from beyond the arc and they are 22nd in the country in points per game allowed (61.3).
The Boise State Broncos played the Air Force Falcons and walked away with a win by a score of 80-69 in their last contest. Boise State wrapped up the contest having earned a 52.5% field goal percentage (31 out of 59) and buried 7 of their 17 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Broncos knocked down 11 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 64.7%. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 13 dimes in this matchup while getting 6 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Boise State allowed 52.5% from the floor on 31 out of 59 shooting. Air Force earned 11 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Falcons totaled 19 rebounds (2 offensive, 17 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Air Force went 92.3% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 13 attempts. They made 9 out of their 20 shots from three-point range.
Abu Kigab is one player who was a contributor for the game. He had 25 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and grabbed 11 boards. Kigab finished the game shooting 55.0% from the floor and earned 5 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Broncos was Derrick Alston. He had 2 rebounds and tallied 3 dimes. He finished the contest at 55.6% from the field in the game by shooting 5-of-9 (19 points). In all, Alston played for 37 min.
Wyoming has a mark of 7-2 for the year. The Cowboys have committed 19.2 fouls per game and they hit 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (128th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.2 times per game. Wyoming has scored 738 points this year (82.0 per contest) and they pull in 35.1 boards per contest. As an offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which is 106th in the country. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 281st in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 75.0. The Wyoming defense allows 34.2% on shots from distance (52 of 152) and opponents are making 69.7% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.6 dimes and 38.6 rebounds every game, which ranks 99th and 294th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (270th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wyoming Cowboys took a loss by a score of 81-61 when they played the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Cowboys collected 16 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 in the game. They also blocked 2 tries while recording 4 steals in the game. The Bulldogs were called for 21 personal fouls for the game which got the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a clip of 66.7%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Wyoming knocked down 5 of their 17 attempts (29.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cowboys shot 22 for 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.6%. The Cowboys allowed the Bulldogs to knock down 31 of 56 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 55.4% for this contest. They finished shooting 33.3% from three-point range by hitting 6 out of 18 and ended up going 13 of 16 from the charity stripe (81.3%). Regarding team rebounding, Wyoming allowed Fresno State to pull down 42 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Williams was important for the Cowboys in the game. He made 6 out of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Williams collected 7 boards in his 33 mins and totaled 3 dimes in the game. An additional guy who came through for Wyoming was Kwane Marble. He scored 14 points in 31 minutes on the court by going 7 of 10 shooting in this game. Marble wrapped this one up going 70.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wyoming (+9) and over 149 points
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