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Boise State at Colorado State odds, picks and prediction

The Boise State Broncos (24-6, 15-2 MWC) and Colorado State Rams (23-4, 13-4) lock horns and match wits in a Saturday night tilt in Fort Collins, Colo. The contest at Moby Arena is slated to tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Boise State vs. Colorado State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

Saturday’s game marks the regular-season finale for both teams. Boise State has already clinched the regular-season Mountain West title. BSU did lose to these Rams Feb. 13, but it has responded with five straight wins since. The Broncos play a slow-tempo, defense-first brand of basketball. They have held opponents to just 63.2 points per game over the win streak.

The Rams are a very good shooting team overall but a squad that has fired a mere 39.2% mark from the floor over its last three games. Colorado State defeats teams with an aerial assault. Albeit with a retreating accuracy mark of late, CSU leads the MWC in 3-point shooting at 36.6%.

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Boise State at Colorado State odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Boise State +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Colorado State -180 (bet $180 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Boise State +3.5 (-108) | Colorado State -3.5 (-112)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 132.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Boise State at Colorado State odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Colorado State 70, Boise State 68

Money line

Colorado State does not display strong home-court numbers, and Boise has posted excellent numbers on the road. CSU has not played since last Saturday. On a couple occasions this season, the Rams have come out of similar-or-longer layoffs and had really shaky first-half performances.

The Broncos get checkmarks in the defense, rebounding and free-throw categories, and in this revenge spot are a solid play at this tag.

BACK BOISE STATE (+145). The Rams may well pull this one out if the Broncos take their foot off the gas. But there is enough doubt in CSU as to make Boise worth a play at this level of plus money.

Against the spread

The Broncos are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as a road underdog.

BACK THE BRONCOS +3.5 (-108).

Over/Under

Buying into a Boise-led first half makes for some 3-ball frequency in CSU potentially playing from behind late. Add in BSU’s solid ability to get to the foul line, and there is a small-to-moderate lean on the OVER 132.5 (-115).

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