Wyoming vs Boise State 1/14/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Boise State Broncos and the Wyoming Cowboys meet in college basketball action from the Arena-Auditorium on Saturday.

The Boise State Broncos will try to add to their three-game win streak after an 84-66 win over UNLV last time out. Marcus Shaver Jr. has 14.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG and 4 APG while Tyson Degenhart has 13.6 PPG with 6 RPG as well this season. Max Rice has 11.9 PPG while Chibuzo Agbo has 11.8 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Boise State up to this point in the season. As a team, Boise State is averaging 71.9 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 37.2% from three and 71.9% from the foul line this season.

The Wyoming Cowboys will try to snap their current six-game losing streak after an 83-63 loss to Utah State last time out. Noah Reynolds leads Wyoming in scoring with 14.3 PPG while Hunter Maldonado has 13.5 PPG and a team-high 3.3 APG to lead the Cowboys in assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Wyoming up to this point in the season. Hunter Thompson also has a team-high 5.1 RPG as well for the Cowboys on the glass and Ethan Anderson also ahs 3.3 APG of his own this season. As a team, Wyoming is averaging 70.6 PPG on 45.2% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 68.1% from the foul line this season.

Boise State is 17-5-1 ATS in their last 23 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Wyoming is 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a loss while the under is 7-3 in their lats 10 games following an ATS loss.

I get the case to be made for a home underdog in some spots, but this isn’t one of them. Wyoming is banged up and missing a ton of talent throughout the lineup, while that allows Boise State to key in on Wyoming’s best remaining player, Hunter Maldonado. The Cowboys have had that happen in past seasons and it’s resulted in what we’ve seen from Wyoming lately, losses. I think the Broncos are just the better and healthier team here so I’ll lay the points with Boise State on the road here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Boise State -5