Check out our free Boise State vs Colorado State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fort Collins. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Boise State vs Colorado State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Broncos vs Rams Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Boise State Broncos at Colorado State Rams
- Where: Fort Collins at Moby Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Boise State -3, BOISE -158 | COLST +129 O/U 137.5
Boise State will take the floor against the Rams with an overall record of 19-6. So far, the Broncos have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 6-5. This season, Boise State has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 12-3. For today’s contest, Boise State has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Boise State’s leading scorer this season is Tyson Degenhart, who is averaging 14.4 points per contest. So far, Degenhart has accounted for 20.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.36 rebounds per game and 2.04 assists. Max Rice is the second leading scorer for the Broncos, averaging 13.64 points per game. Between him and Rice, they are accounting for 39.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boise State this season, as they are currently ranked 279th in college basketball at 68.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.8%, placing them 192nd in the NCAA.
Colorado State heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-14. Currently, the Rams have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 7-7. So far, the Rams have been the underdog 11 times, going 3-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Colorado State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer John Tonje who is averaging 13.76 points per game for the Rams. Tonje is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Isaiah Stevens who has hit 48.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 18.83 points per game.
On offense, Colorado State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 598th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Rams’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 38.91% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Colorado State Rams +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Boise State Broncos are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Colorado State putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Broncos as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Rams to cover.