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Boise State vs. Colorado State - 2/27/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado State at Boise State
Date & Time Wednesday February 27, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Taco Bell Arena
Boise, ID
The Line
Boise State Broncos -7 -- O/U: 148
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The Colorado State Rams and the Boise State Broncos meet in Mountain West college basketball action from the Taco Bell Arena on Wednesday night.

The Colorado State Rams come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 83-48 win over Wyoming last time out. J.D. Paige led the Rams with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 triples and 4 assists while Nico Carvacho came 2nd with 13 points along with 7 rebounds and 4 assists of his own. Kris Martin added 12 points and a team-high 8 rebounds while Adam Thistlewood chipped in 11 points with 3 triples and Hyron Edwards had 10 points with a team-high 5 assists to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Colorado State in the winning effort. Carvacho leads the Rams by averaging a double-double per game with 15.9 points and 13 rebounds per game while Paige leads Colorado State in assists with 2.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Colorado State is averaging 75.5 points per game on 47.7% shooting from the field, 36.1% from behind the arc and 69.4% from the foul line this season.

The Boise State Broncos will look for a win to snap a 3-game losing streak after losing 5 of their last 6 games after a 78-71 overtime loss to Utah State last time out. Derrick Alston led the Broncos with 22 points on 7 of 16 shooting with 4 threes while Justinian Jessup came right behind with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting with 4 threes of his own. Alex Hobbs added 13 points with 10 rebounds for the double-double to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Boise State in the losing effort. Jessup leads Boise State with an average of 13.4 points and 2.4 assists per game while RJ Williams leads the Broncos in rebounding with 5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Boise State is averaging 71.6 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field, 35.1% from behind the 3-point line and 71.2% from the foul line this season.

Colorado State is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Boise State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

I definitely understand Boise State being favored at home, but I wouldn’t have had the Broncos favored by more than a bucket, even at home. Colorado State has been solid on the road and have been doing a good job beating up on lesser teams that they should beat or at least cover against, while the same can’t be said for Boise State as of late. I just don’t see anyone on Boise State that can bang on the boards inside with the likes of Carvacho, so I’ll take Colorado State and the points in this one.

Pick:
Colorado State +7

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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