Boise State Broncos vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (-9.5)
Arena Auditorium is the site where and the Wyoming Cowboys (7-3) will play the Boise State Broncos (11-1) on Wednesday. Boise State opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 148.5.
Boise State will play this contest with a record of 11-1 this year. The Broncos are hitting 35.6% on three-point attempts (94 of 264) and 73.0% from the free throw line. They average 81.2 pts per game (35th in the country) while hitting 47.7% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Boise State is snagging 39.3 boards per game and has accounted for 182 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 42nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Broncos are forcing 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 107th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 105 relinquished this year. The Broncos defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.4% (256 of 650) and they concede 29.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 29.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 20th in the country in PPG allowed (61.2).
The Boise State Broncos faced the Cowboys and went home with a win by a final score of 83-60 in their last game. Boise State finished with a 51.5% FG percentage (34 out of 66) and converted 7 out of their 21 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Broncos knocked down 8 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected a total of 44 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 dimes for this game as well as getting 2 steals and 5 blocked shots. When talking about the defense, Boise State allowed 51.5% from the floor on 34 out of 66 shooting. Wyoming doled out 9 assists and had 3 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Cowboys pulled down 22 rebounds (2 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Wyoming walked away from this one shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of 15 attempts. They also made 6 out of their 19 shots from 3-point range.
Abu Kigab is one player who was important in this matchup. He racked up 21 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Kigab finished 66.7% from the floor and earned 4 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Broncos was Devonaire Doutrive. He grabbed 4 rebounds and tallied 2 assists. He ended up going 61.5% from the field in the game by connecting on 8-of-13 (21 points). When this game wrapped up, Doutrive played 25 min.
Wyoming has a record of 7-3 for the season. Wyoming has scored 798 points for the campaign (79.8 per contest) and they average 33.9 rebounds per game. The Cowboys commit 18.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 71.8% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which is ranked 130th in the nation. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.8 times per game (155th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 10.0 times per contest. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 286th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 75.8. They give up 11.7 dimes and 39.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 108th and 309th in the nation. The Wyoming defense concedes 34.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (59 of 173) and their opposition knocks down 69.2% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (285th in college basketball).
In their loss to Boise State, the Cowboys were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 22 in this matchup. They blocked 3 attempts while getting 3 steals for this contest. The Broncos committed 17 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. With respect to shooting from distance, Wyoming made 6 out of their 19 attempts (31.6%). When the game finished, the Cowboys finished the game shooting 21 for 54 from the floor which had them shooting 38.9%. The Cowboys permitted the Broncos to convert 34 out of their 66 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.5% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 7 out of 21 and finished the game at 8 of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). In regard to team rebounding, Wyoming permitted Boise State to pull down 44 overall (14 offensive).
Marcus Williams was important for the Cowboys in this game. He converted 5 of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 16 points. Williams totaled 5 boards in his 36 minutes and had 3 dimes for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Wyoming was Hunter Maldonado. He finished with 10 points in his 36 minutes played via 5 of 13 shooting for this contest. Maldonado wrapped this one up going 38.5% from the floor while also contributing 2 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boise State (-9.5)
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