Boise State vs. Colorado State - 1/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (18-2) at Boise State Broncos (14-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Taco Bell Arena)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado State Rams and Boise State Broncos meet Tuesday night at the Taco Bell Arena.
The Colorado State Rams have won four straight games and are playing their seventh true road game. On the season, CSU is averaging 72.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 62.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. J.J. Avila is averaging 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds while Stanton Kidd is averaging 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. Daniel Bejarano is dishing 3.3 assists and Gian Clavell is shooting 40.9 percent from the field. The Colorado State Rams have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 67.7 percent from the line and 37.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Colorado State is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last nine games.
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The Boise State Broncos have won four straight games and look for their fifth MWC win. On the season, Boise State is averaging 70.9 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 63.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 19.2 points and 3.1 assists while James Webb III is averaging 10 points and 6.8 rebounds. Nick Duncan is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Mikey Thompson is shooting 38.2 percent from the field. The Boise State Broncos have seven players averaging at least 4.3 points, and they’re shooting 72.7 percent from the line and 40.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in six of its last eight games.
The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mountain West and 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Broncos are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Colorado State Rams have shown to be one of the better and more balanced teams in the country, especially with their beat down win over San Diego Stae. Boise State has always been brutal against the spread, so I'm taking a shot here with the underdog on the road.