Boise State vs. Fresno State: Preview, Score Prediction

Boise State vs. Fresno State: Preview, Score Prediction

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Boise State vs. Fresno State: Preview, Score Prediction


Boise State vs. Fresno State Preview & Score Prediction


Check out the Boise State vs. Fresno State game preview and score prediction


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Boise State (13-3) vs. Fresno State (12-5) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, January 9
Tip-off: 8:00 p.m. PT
Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
Radio: Bronco Radio Network/940 AM ESPN
TV/stream: ESPNU/WatchESPN

Projected Boise State Lineup

Lexus Williams
Justinian Jessup
Chandler Hutchison – averaging 23.2/8.9/3.2 over last nine games
Christian Sengfelder
Zach Haney

Projected Fresno State Lineup

Deshon Taylor – 13th nationally in fouls drawn per 40 minutes (7.6)
Ray Bowles
Sam Bittner
Jaron Hopkins
Bryson Williams

Why Boise State Will Win

Boise State is looking to bounce back after a heartbreaking loss in Laramie against Wyoming last Saturday. The Broncos led by as many as 16 points on the road, but could not finish down the stretch, eventually falling 79-78. If Boise State is able to scratch out an away victory in Fresno on Tuesday night, it would allow the Broncos to keep Nevada within striking distance. Fresno State will have to show a better effort on the perimeter defensively if it hopes to beat BSU. Rodney Terry’s team is 331st in the nation in opponent three-point percentage, and Leon Rice’s team is 56th in three-point percentage. Fresno State is the better three-point shooting team (25th in the nation), but Boise State counters nicely (6th nationally in opponent three-point percentage). The three-point line expects to play a major part in Tuesday night’s result.

KenPom Line

Fresno State -1, o/u: 141

Score Prediction

Boise State 75, Fresno State 71

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