Colorado vs. Boise State: NCAA Tournament First Four Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 20, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

KJ Simpson and Tyson Degenhart will be the players to watch when the Colorado Buffaloes (24-10) face the Boise State Broncos (22-10) in the First Four, Wednesday at 9:10 PM ET at UD Arena. Colorado is a modest 3.5-point favorite against Boise State when the Buffaloes face off against the Broncos on Wednesday. The point total for the game is 143.5.

Colorado vs. Boise State Betting Lines

Colorado vs Boise State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Colorado -3.5 143.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Boise State (+3.5)
Total Pick Over (143.5)

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Colorado vs. Boise State Stat Rankings

Colorado Avg. (Rank) Boise State Avg. (Rank)
79.3 (51st) Points Scored 75.8 (110th)
71.2 (154th) Points Allowed 67.5 (56th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
9.1 (157th) Off. Rebounds 10.3 (70th)
6.9 (227th) 3pt Made 8.0 (119th)
15.9 (32nd) Assists 12.5 (225th)
12.0 (267th) Turnovers 10.6 (116th)

Colorado vs. Boise State Betting Trends

  • The Buffaloes are 16-17-1 against the spread this season.
  • Against the spread as 3.5-point favorites or more, Colorado is 12-9-1.
  • The Buffaloes have played 34 games this season, and 20 of them have hit the over.
  • A total of 23 times so far this season, Colorado and its opponent have combined for more than 143.5 points.
  • Buffaloes games average 150.5 total points this season, 7.0 points less than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Boise State’s record against the spread is 16-13-1.
  • The Broncos’ ATS record as 3.5-point underdogs or more is 3-3.
  • There have been 20 Colorado’s games (out of 34) that hit the over this season.
  • Broncos games have gone over 143.5 points on 13 occasions this season.
  • Games involving Boise State this year have averaged 143.3 points per game, a 0.2-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.

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Colorado Impact Players

  • Simpson is tops on the Buffaloes with 19.6 points per contest and 4.8 assists, while also averaging 5.7 rebounds.
  • Tristan Da Silva posts 15.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, shooting 48.2% from the floor and 37.9% from beyond the arc with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game.
  • J’vonne Hadley is averaging 11.9 points, 2.3 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game.
  • Eddie Lampkin averages a team-high 7.1 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 10.2 points and 2.1 assists, shooting 57.0% from the field.
  • Luke O’Brien averages 6.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, shooting 44.9% from the floor.

Boise State Impact Players

  • Degenhart is No. 1 on the Broncos in scoring (17.0 points per game), and averages 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • O’Mar Stanley paces the Broncos in rebounding (6.4 per game), and produces 13.0 points and 1.5 assists. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 1.2 blocked shots.
  • The Broncos receive 13.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Chibuzo Agbo.
  • Max Rice is putting up 12.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 38.0% of his shots from the floor and 35.7% from 3-point range, with 2.3 treys per contest.
  • The Broncos get 6.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game from Roddie Anderson III.

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