Wyoming vs. Boise State - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (13-2) at Wyoming Cowboys (10-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Mountain West college basketball action on Saturday night, as the Boise State Broncos face off against the Wyoming Cowboys.
The Boise State Broncos will look to remain unbeaten in conference play after pushing their winning streak to 3 games following a 90-62 win over New Mexico in their last outing. Justinian Jessup led the team with 23 points on 9 of 12 shooting with 5 threes and a team-high 5 assists with a pair of steals. Alex Hobbs came 2nd with 18 points, 4 assists and a pair of steals of his own, while Chandler Hutchison added 17 points and 10 rebounds with a pair of steals for the double-double. Lexus Williams added 11 points and 5 assists while Zach Haney chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds to round out the scoring in double figures for the Broncos in the win. Hutchison leads the Broncos wit an average of 17.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Boise State is scoring 79.6 points per game on 47.4% shooting from the field, 40.3% from behind the arc and 69% from the foul line this season.
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The Wyoming Cowboys will look to rebound from their first loss of the season, a 92-83 loss to Nevada in their last outing. Justin James led the team with 20 points on 8 of 19 shooting with a 13 for 17 mark from the foul line along with 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Louis Adams came 2nd with 23 points on 6 of 12 shooting with a pair of threes and a 9 of 10 mark from the foul line with 7 boards and 3 assists with a pair of steals as well, while Alan Herndon added 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks for the double-double. Cody Kelley added a team-high 4 assists and 4 steals in the losing effort for the Cowboys. James leads the team in scoring with an average of 17 points per game, while Kelley leads the team with 2.8 assists per game and Hayden Dalton leads the team in rebounding with 7.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Wyoming is scoring 78 points per game on 43.3% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the arc and 75.3% from the foul line this season.
Boise State is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference matchups while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games. Wyoming is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference matchups and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Boise State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Wyoming.
To be honest, I know the loss to Nevada was on the road, and that Wyoming is a solid home team, but I’m not sure why Boise State is an underdog here. The Broncos are in much better form then the Cowboys, and are on par with Nevada for the time being, and considering Boise State has had success when they go on the road and play Wyoming, I’ll take a chance with Boise State and the free point here.