Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Moby Arena is the site where the Colorado State Rams (23-4) will attempt to defeat the Boise State Broncos (24-6) on Saturday.
The Boise State Broncos stepped onto the hardwood against Nevada and notched a win by a score of 73-67 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Broncos walked away with 14 and Nevada totaled 17 fouls. They also knocked down 5 of their 20 attempts from long range. Nevada finished the game shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 12 attempts. Additionally, Nevada snagged 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Nevada dished out 10 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. When talking about defending, Boise State allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the floor on 26 out of 52 shooting. They also dished out 11 assists for the game as well as forcing 18 turnovers and earning 14 steals. In reference to rebounding, they earned 24 with 6 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Broncos converted 11 of 15 tries for a percentage of 73.3%. Boise State finished the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (27 of 54) and knocked down 8 out of their 22 three-point shots.
Abu Kigab is one player who was a factor in the matchup. He went 75.0% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. He played for 39 minutes and collected 4 boards. He ended up with 23 points on 9 out of 12 shooting.
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Boise State comes into this one with a record of 24-6 for the season. They turn it over 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Boise State is pulling in 35.5 boards per contest and has totaled 341 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 272nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Broncos are shooting 35.1% on three-point attempts (228 of 650) and 64.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 69.2 points per game (232nd in college hoops) while going 44.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Broncos are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are giving up 32.4% on shots from distance while they are 12th in college basketball in points per game allowed (60.4). The Broncos are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.4% (672 of 1,584) and they surrender 29.9 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 16th in college basketball in allowing assists with 282 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Colorado State Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 66-55 against Utah State. When it comes to cleaning the glass, Colorado State permitted Utah State to collect 26 in total (4 on the offensive side). They shot 28.0% from three-point range by going 7 out of 25 and finished the game at 6 out of 18 at the charity stripe (33.3%). The Rams permitted Utah State to make 21 out of their 51 attempts from the field which had them at 41.2% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Rams walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 52 from the field which had them at 44.2%. In reference to 3-point shots, Colorado State made 9 out of 20 tries (45.0%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 68.8%. Utah State committed 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. The Rams were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the contest.
Kendle Moore was important for the Rams for the contest. He converted 9 out of 13 for the contest for a rate of 69.2%, and totaled 6 rebounds. He earned 23 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for this contest.
Colorado State has a win-loss record of 23-4 for the year. The Rams are responsible for committing 14.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 78.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per contest (85th in the country) and they are giving up possession 10.0 times per game. Colorado State has totaled 2,030 pts on the year (75.2 per contest) and they average 32.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Rams are hitting on 48.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 17th in Division 1.
The Colorado State defense gives up 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (230 of 687) and their opposition knocks down 70.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 11.6 dimes and 32.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 97th and 60th in college basketball. The Rams on defense are ranked 93rd in the country in PPG surrendered with 66.3. They are able to force 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (133rd in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boise State
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