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Boise State vs. Houston - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Cougars (5-3) at Boise State Broncos (9-2)

College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Orleans Arena)

The Line: Boise State Broncos -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX Sports 1

The Boise State Broncos and Houston Cougars square off Monday night at the Orleans Arena.

The Boise State Broncos have won five straight games and hope to keep things rolling. On the season, Boise State is averaging 73.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 17 points and 3.5 assists while Mikey Thompson is averaging 9.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting. James Webb III is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Montigo Alford is shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Boise State Broncos once again rely heavily on their offense that is shooting 74.9 percent from the free throw line and 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. Boise State has scored 77 or more points in eight of its 11 games. Defensively, Boise State is forcing 11.1 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 33.9 percent from deep. Anthony Drmic is likely out with a back injury.

Boise State vs. Houston - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Cougars have split their last four games and need a win here to get back on track. On the season, Houston is averaging 69.6 points on 37.7 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jherrod Stiggers is averaging 16.1 points and 2.9 assists while Devonta Pollard is averaging 12.4 points and 7.9 rebounds. Eric Weary Jr. is the third player averaging double-digit points and Danrad Knowles is grabbing six rebounds. The Houston Cougars are really struggling offensively this season, shooting just 66.3 percent from the line and 31.9 percent from the line, as they’ve scored under 70 points in three of their last six games. Defensively, Houston is forcing 14.6 turnovers and holding teams to 30.3 percent shooting from deep.

The Broncos are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Cougars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. 

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