Colorado St. vs. Boise St. Pick
Can Boise State cruise to a big win at home when it opens Mountain West Conference play tonight against Colorado State at 9:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Boise State is favored at home in this game, as the Broncos are getting odds of -11.5 points against Colorado State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 140 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho and will air live on the CBS Sports Network.
Boise State is coming off an 86-63 loss to SMU nine days ago, which snapped a six-game winning streak. The Broncos are now 10-2 on the season. They have failed to cover in their last two games to drop to 6-5 against the spread on the year. Boise State is putting up 74.9 points per game on offense while allowing 64.5 per contest. Chandler Hutchison is averaging 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game to lead the Broncos while Justinian Jessup is adding 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Colorado State has won three straight games coming into tonight to move to 7-6 on the season. However, the Rams are just 2-7 against the spread this year and have only covered in one of their last four. Colorado State is averaging 69.2 points per game this season while allowing 75.6 per game. The Rams are being led by Prentiss Nixon, who is averaging 17.8 points per game. Che Bob is adding 10.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest.
Boise State has two straight meetings with Colorado State, but the Rams have covered the spread in four of the last five meetings. The underdog has covered in five straight as well and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five in this series. While Colorado State has struggled at times this year, they are on a slight upswing. Boise State seems to be getting a little too much credit for this game. I don’t feel good about the Broncos giving up so many points. The public betting seems to agree with me on this one.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO STATE +11.5