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Dec 17, 6:30 PM | Magness Arena

Boise State Broncos vs Denver Pioneers Odds


The Pioneers will be trying to slam the Boise State Broncos on Saturday when the teams tip off at Magness Arena in college betting action.

The Pioneers sport records of 7-2 and 5-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Broncos have 8-2 and 6-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-2 for the Pioneers and 4-5 for the Broncos.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Denver in this one will find them as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pioneers - Broncos odds would favor the Pioneers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Denver is rated No. 195 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boise State is at No. 237. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-73 win for the Broncos.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 208 nationally ranked offense (66.7 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 66 at 61.1 PPG. The Pioneers have been averaging 48.6% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (47.8% on average).

Defensively, Boise State features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boise State, they were a 64-45 loser as they battled LSU on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Broncos endured a 64-45 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Derrick Marks at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Denver won its last outing, a 71-65 result against Northern Colorado on December 14. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Pioneers got 16 points from Brian Stafford as Denver ran past Northern Colorado 71-65 on Wednesday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Fresno State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wyoming are 3-7
After playing Northern Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Broncos at Pioneers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boise State's last 6 games on the road
Boise State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boise State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Denver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Boise State home to Fresno State, Monday, December 19
Denver home to Wyoming, Monday, December 19