Colorado vs Boise State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/20/24

Boise State (22-10) vs Colorado (24-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 9:10 pm (University of Dayton Arena)

Betting Odds: Boise State +2.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Buffaloes and the Boise State Broncos will meet this Wednesday in a First Four matchup in Dayton at the UD Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Colorado vs. Boise State Prediction.

  • The Colorado recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Boise State recent form and recent player performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Colorado
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boise St.
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Colorado vs Boise State 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Colorado vs Boise State.

Colorado Preview: Will the Buffaloes Rumble into the Field of 64?

Colorado comes in 24-10 after falling to Oregon in the Pac-12, 75-68. The Buffaloes were outscored in both halves by the Ducks, and they’ll now look to capitalize on their First Four opportunity here against the Broncos. Colorado is scoring 79.3 points per game, on 49.3% shooting, while allowing 71.1 ppg, and they’re 8-2 over their previous ten games. 

Colorado Team Profile

  • Junior guard KJ Simpson went for a team-high 23 points in the loss to Oregon, and he leads Colorado in scoring (19.9) and assists (4.9), while grabbing 5.5 rpg.
  • Munich native Tristan da Silva led the way with a 27-point double-double in the win over Stanford, and he’s averaging 16.2 ppg and 5.4 rpg.  
  • Veteran guard J’Vonne Hadley struggled during the conference tournament, but he’s still posting solid averages of 12.3 ppg and 6.2 rpg.   
  • TCU transfer Eddie Lampkin Jr. recorded a double-double in the second round win over Utah, and he leads CU in rebounding (7.1), while scoring 10.1 ppg. 

Boise State Preview: Can the Broncos Come Through For the MWC?

Boise State enters at 22-10 after losing to New Mexico in the MWC Quarterfinals, 76-66. The Broncos couldn’t overcome a slow start in their matchup with the Lobos, and they’ll attempt to notch their first Power 6 win here versus the Buffaloes. Boise St. is scoring 75.8 points per game, on 45.2% shooting, while allowing 67.5 ppg, and they’re 6-4 over their last ten games. 

Boise State Team Profile

  • Spokane native Tyson Degenhart has grabbed 11 boards or more in three straight contests. and he leads Boise in scoring (16.8), while grabbing 6.0 rpg.
  • Senior guard Chibuzo Agbo has knocked down multiple threes in four of the previous five games, and he’s averaging 13.6 ppg and 5.1 rpg. 
  • St. John’s transfer O’mar Stanley leads the Broncos in rebounding (6.3), while scoring 13.2 ppg.   

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Colorado Buffaloes Team Facts

  • Colorado has hit the 1H Moneyline in 23 of their last 35 games
  • CU has hit the Game Total Over in 21 of their last 35 games

Boise State Broncos Team Facts

  • Boise State has hit the 1H Game Total Over in 16 of their last 24 games
  • BSU has hit the Team Total Over in 10 of their last 14 games

Colorado vs Boise State Trends & Facts

  • Boise State won the lone meeting back in 2022 at home, 68-55.  
  • CU is 15-17-2 against the spread, with a 20-14 O/U record
  • BSU is 17-13 ATS, with a 16-14 over/under record.

Colorado vs Boise State Prediction: Buffs Beat the Broncs in a Contested Battle to Advance

Colorado played very well down the stretch, and despite running into a stiff Oregon team, they may fare better here against Boise. The Broncos won’t be an easy out at all, but with the Buffaloes carrying arguably the top two players on the floor in KJ Simpson and Tristan de Silva, I think that tandem delivers again for them down the stretch. The Under will be in play if Boise makes this a slow-paced game, but let’s back Colorado to advance in this First Four matchup.

Corey’s Pick Colorado TO WIN

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