The Boise State Broncos and New Mexico Lobos meet Friday in college basketball action at The Pit. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Boise State Broncos Preview
The Boise State Broncos are averaging 72.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 60.6 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Tyson Degenhart is averaging 13.6 points and 2.1 assists, while Marcus Shaver Jr. is averaging 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Max Rice is the third double-digit scorer and Naje Smith is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
The New Mexico Lobos Preview
The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 81.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Jamal Mashburn Jr. is averaging 18.3 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Jaelen House is averaging 17.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Morris Udeze is the third double-digit scorer and Josiah Allick is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game.
The Broncos are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lobos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Broncos last 6 overall. The over is 6-2 in Lobos last 8 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New Mexico Lobos are getting the slight edge because they're at home, but Boise State is battle tested and has stepped up. Inf act, Boise State wins on the road by an average of 4.6 points and wins in the underdog role by an average of 11.6 points. A strong argument can be made, Boise State is the better team. Give me the free bucket.