A Mountain West Conference showdown is set for Wednesday, January 27, 2021, when the Boise State Broncos (13-1, 9-0) visit the Colorado State Rams (11-3, 8-2). Boise State is in first place in the conference and leads Utah State by one game. Colorado State find themselves in third place and are 1.5 games back of the Broncos. This game will air live on CBS Sports Network at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Through 14 games, the Boise State offense is averaging 81.2 points per game and are shooting 47.4% from the field. Derrick Alston Jr. leads the team with 16.8 points, Mladen Armus is grabbing 7.3 rebounds, and Rayj Dennis is dishing out a team high 3.4 assists per game. Defensively, the Broncos are allowing 61.1 points, are blocking 2.7 shots, and are stealing the ball 7.1 steals per game. Boise State is currently on a 13-game winning streak.
The Colorado State offense is averaging 75.5 points per game and are shooting 46.8% from the field. Isaiah Stevens leads the Rams with 15.6 points and 6.2 assists and David Roddy is grabbing a team high 9.0 rebounds per game. Defensively, the Rams are allowing 66.0 points, are blocking 2.6 shots, and are stealing the ball 5.9 assists per game. Colorado State is on a one-game winning streak.
Below is my best bet for the College Basketball action between the Boise State Broncos and Colorado State Rams. All lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Boise State Broncos (-2) at Colorado State Rams: O/U 147.5 (-109/-112)
Last time out, Boise State used a late rally to get by Fresno State 73-51. This game was tied at 46 with 10 minutes remaining, but Boise State ended the game on a 27-6 run to get the 20+ point win. Derrick Alston Jr. led the team with 21 points and four assists and Abu Kigab grabbed a team high 11 rebounds on the night, eight defensive and three offensive. Boise State shot just 38.8% (26-67) from the field, 24.0% (6-25) from the three-point line, and 88.2% (15-17) from the free throw line.
Colorado State got a massive road victory as they knocked off previously undefeated, in conference play, Utah State, 84-76. This game as tied at 56 with 6:45 remaining, but both teams got red hot in the final five minutes, with Colorado State being a little more efficient. Isaiah Stevens was the star of the night for CSU as he led the team with 18 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. The Rams shot 50.0% (25-50) from the field, 45.0% (9-20) from beyond the arc, and 86.2% (25-29) from the free throw line.
Series History: These two teams have met 25 times and Boise State holds a slight 14-11 advantage. Boise State has won seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams.
Game Prediction: I think the Boise State winning streak ends Wednesday night. Give me Colorado State +2.
2020-2021 CBB Pick Record: 6-3