College Basketball Predictions: Boise State Broncos vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Boise State Broncos vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Tuesday, 12/10/13, 9:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: -11.5
Current Betting Line: -11.5
Opening Total: N/A
Current Total: N/A
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Boise State is off to its best start in school history by winning its first eight games, as the team now prepares to face one of the top programs in the country. The Broncos played their last affair without leading scorer Anthony Drmic, who is averaging 20.4 points per game, which is important to consider when making your college basketball predictions Tuesday night. Offensively, the team has plenty of firepower from the perimeter, with senior guards Thomas Brelph and Jeff Elorriaga combining for nine three-pointers. Boise State is 0-3 SU and 2-1 ATS as road underdogs of 9.5 to 12 points the last two-plus seasons.
The Broncos possess an explosive offense that generates 91.9 points per game, with five players averaging in double figures. Boise State’s defensive effort has also been impressive in the early going during the 2013-14 campaign, as the roster has tallied 75 steals on the year. It’s important to point out that the Wildcats are 21-2 SU all-time against teams comprising of the Mountain West Conference.
Kentucky is in the midst of a tough stretch in the month of December, with all six of its opponents having two or fewer losses and have either been receiving votes or ranked in the top 25 of the AP poll. In the Wildcats’ two losses this season, they’ve shot less than 60 percent from the free throw line. A bounce back is likely, considering the program is off to a perfect 6-0 start at Rupp Arena, with freshman forward Julius Randle expected to lead the way. Kentucky is 4-0 SU and 0-4 ATS as home favorites of 9.5 to 12 points the last two-plus seasons.
The Wildcats are shooting 46.7 percent from the field over their last five games, including a 37.8 mark from beyond the arc. Kentucky has compiled a dominating 25-5 SU record during this particular calendar month under head coach John Calipari, which is important to consider when looking over the college basketball odds page. He’ll want to motivate his youthful squad to attack the boards, as it was out-rebounded by a 41-25 margin in a loss to Baylor last time out.
Sports bettors will likely back the Wildcats due to their 2-5 ATS mark in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record.
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