Charleston Cougars vs. Boise State Broncos - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (1-0) at Charleston Cougars (2-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: Charleston Cougars -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boise State Broncos will travel to play the Charleston Cougars in a non-conference college basketball game on Thursday.
The Charleston Cougars are 2-0 this season after beating Coastal Carolina by a score of 71-64 in their last game. Charleston scored 35 points or more in each half and was able to hold off their opponent in the second half for the win. Jarrell Brantley led Charleston with 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Joe Chealey added 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. Charleston shot 42.9% on field goals, while shooting 38.1% on three-pointers in their win. Chealey is averaging 19 points per game with 3.5 rebounds per game, and 2 assists per game, while Grant Riller is averaging 14.5 points per game with 2.5 rebounds per game. Charleston has shot 42.6% on field goals, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 42.6% on free throws this season.
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The Boise State Broncos are 1-0 this season after beating Northwest University by a score of 85-46 in their first game of the season. Boise State overpowered their opponent in this game and blew them out on the scoreboard. Chandler Hutchison led Boise State with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Alex Hobbs added 11 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Boise State shot 51.9% on field goals, while shooting 36.4% on three-pointers in their win. Boise State outrebounded their opponent by a total of 50-27, while adding 14 assists in their win. Boise State committed 18 turnovers on offense, while only forcing 15 turnovers on defense.
Boise State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Boise State’s last 5 games. Charleston is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in Charleston’s last 6 home games.
Charleston has started the season strong with two wins, while Boise State blew out their much inferior opponent in their first game. It is tough to gauge what Boise State brings to the table after playing a lesser team, but they should be good once again this season. Charleston is at home and I like them here.