Wyoming Cowboys vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (+3)
Thomas & Mack Center is where the Boise State Broncos (25-7) will compete against the Wyoming Cowboys (25-7) on Friday. Boise State opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 129.
The Wyoming Cowboys took the court against UNLV and earned the victory with a final of 59-56 in their last contest. Wyoming wrapped up the game having earned a 36.5% field goal percentage (19 of 52) and converted 6 out of their 21 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Cowboys buried 15 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 42 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 1 steal. When it comes to defending, Wyoming let their opponent shoot 35.0% from the floor on 21 out of 60 shooting. UNLV doled out 10 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. On top of that, UNLV pulled down 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. UNLV went 84.6% at the free throw line by converting 11 of their 13 shots. They also knocked down 3 of 21 attempts from downtown. When discussing fouls, the Cowboys ended up finishing with 18 while UNLV totaled 19 fouls.
Brendan Wenzel is someone who was a major factor in this matchup. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He played for 29 mins played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. He ended up with 12 points on 3 out of 4 shooting.
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Wyoming comes into this game with a mark of 25-7 this season. They are averaging 73.3 points per outing (121st in the nation) while hitting 45.9% from the field. The Cowboys are shooting 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (262 of 760) and 72.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Wyoming is snagging 35.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 363 assists this season, which has them ranked 266th in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Cowboys are able to force 10.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They rank 48th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 327 conceded this year. The Cowboys defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.3% (776 of 1,881) and they surrender 32.8 boards per contest as a team. They are conceding 30.5% from beyond the arc while they are 67th in the nation in points per game allowed (65.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Boise State Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 71-69 when they faced Nevada. When it comes to rebounding, Boise State allowed Nevada to collect 26 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 out of 21 and finished the game at 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Broncos allowed Nevada to convert 26 of 58 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 44.8% for this contest. When all was said and done, the Broncos ended up going 26 for 52 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Boise State converted 6 of 14 tries (42.9%). They were able to bury 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.5%. Nevada was called for 18 personal fouls for this contest which took the Broncos to the free throw line for 17 shots. They also turned it over 15 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Broncos pulled down 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this game.
Emmanuel Akot was important for the Broncos in this game. He made 8 out of 15 in the game for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 4 rebounds. He totaled 22 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists for this game.
Boise State has a record of 25-7 this year. When it comes to offense, the Broncos are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 126th in the country. Boise State has 2,215 pts for the campaign (69.2 per contest) and they pull down 35.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 11.6 times per contest (283rd in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. The Broncos are responsible for committing 15.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 64.7% from the charity stripe.
The Boise State defense allows 32.3% on three-point shots (181 of 560) and their opponents are knocking down 72.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 9.8 dimes and 29.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks 12th and 8th in those defensive categories. The Broncos are ranked 16th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 61.0. They are forcing 13.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (171st in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wyoming (+3)
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