An important Mountain West Conference series comes to conclusion on Friday, January 28, 2021, when the Boise State Broncos (13-2, 9-1) visit the Colorado State Rams (12-3, 9-2). Boise State is tied with Utah State at the top of the MWC standings. Both teams lead third place Colorado State by half a game. This game will air live on FS1 at 11:00 p.m. EST.
Through 15 games, the Boise State offense is averaging 79.5 points per game and are shooting 46.9% from the field. Derrick Alston Jr. leads the team with 17.0 points per game, Mladen Armus is grabbing 7.3 rebounds, and Rayj Dennis is dishing out 3.4 assists. Defensively, the Broncos are allowing 62.2 points per game, are blocking 2.7 shots, and stealing the ball 7.3 times per game. Boise State is on a one-game losing streak.
The Colorado State offense is averaging 75.7 points per game and are shooting 47.4% from the field. David Roddy leads the team with 16.0 points per game and 9.4 rebounds, while Isaiah Stevens is dishing out a team high 6.5 assists. Defensively, the Rams are allowing 65.3 points per game, are blocking 2.6 blocks, and are stealing the ball 6.0 times each game. Colorado State is on a two-game winning streak. The Rams are also on a seven-game winning streak at home.
Boise State Broncos (-1.5) at Colorado State Rams: O/U 145.5 (-110/-110)
Last time out, Boise State’s 13-game winning streak game crashing down as they suffered a 78-56 defeat at these Colorado State Rams. Colorado State took the lead less than five minutes into the game and never looked back as they held a comfortable advantage the rest of the game.
Boise State shot just 38.2% (21-55) from the field, 21.7% (5-23) from beyond the arc, and 60.0% (9-15) from the free throw line. Derrick Alston Jr. led the team with 20 points, Mladen Armus grabbed a team high seven rebounds, and RayJ Dennis dished out a Boise State leading four assists.
Colorado State shot 55.8% (29-52) from the field, 40.0% (8-20) from the three-point line, and 75.0% (12-16) from the free throw line. David Roddy exploded in this game with 27 points and 15 rebounds on the night. Isaiah Stevens dished out an impressive 10 assists to go with his 12 points.
Series History: These teams have met 26 times in the past and Boise State holds a slight 14-12 advantage. The Broncos have won seven of the last nine meetings between these two schools.
Game Prediction: I like Boise State to bounce back and to cover the 1.5 point spread.
2020-2021 CBB Pick Record: 7-4