Denver vs. Idaho State - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (2-0) at Denver Pioneers (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Magness Arena)
The Line: Denver Pioneers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Idaho State Bengals and Denver Pioneers square off Wednesday afternoon at the Magness Arena.
The Idaho State Bengals look for their first road victory after a 2-1 start to the year. The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 67 points on 34.3 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Ali Faruq-Bey is averaging 18.7 points and 1.7 rebounds while Ethan Telfair is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 assists. Geno Luzcando is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Wilson is grabbing six rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. Idaho State is a team that shares the ball well and has 42 assists on 79 made baskets. The Idaho State Bengals have lost 12 straight road games.
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The Denver Pioneers look to build on their fast start with a fourth straight win. The Denver Pioneers are averaging 67.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 58.8 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Nate Engesser is averaging 14.3 points and 3.5 rebounds while Bryant Rucker is averaging nine points and 1.8 assists. Marcus Byrd is dishing three assists and C.J. Bobbitt is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Denver Pioneers are shooting 41 percent from downtown and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. Denver is averaging just 28 rebounds per game, a number that must improve heading into Summit League play. The Denver Pioneers have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Bengals are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pioneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Sky.
Denver is playing solid basketball at both ends of the floor while Idaho State has simply beat up on two non Division I schools. I like the Pioneers to win this game at home by double digits.