Colorado State Rams face Boise State Broncos: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos Odds
The Colorado State Rams will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Broncos in Boise State at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Rams will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-10-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncos are 13-10 ATS. Colorado State is 8-12 on the totals; Boise State is 13-7.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 77 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rams sit at No. 10 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rams will win this game 80-78.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boise State's No. 44-ranked scoring average of 73.9 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 69 and allowing 62.1 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 46.4% to date this season, more than the Rams shooters have managed so far (44.7% per game).
Defensively, Colorado State features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.4 points per game. Boise State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Colorado State was a 74-67 winner at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. The Rams grabbed a 74-67 win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Wes Eikmeier at Moby Arena.
Boise State won its last outing, a 73-47 result against Nevada on February 27. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Boise State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Nevada out of the gym and running up a 73-47 score at Taco Bell Arena.
Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wyoming are 6-4
After playing Fresno State are 7-1
After a win are 7-3
Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing UNLV are 1-4
After playing Nevada are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Rams at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games on the road
Colorado State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Boise State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boise State's last 6 games at home
Boise State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boise State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Colorado State
Colorado State at Wyoming, Wednesday, March 6
Boise State at UNLV, Tuesday, March 5