The Boise State Broncos (3-0) and the Illinois State Redbirds (1-1) face off in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at HTC Center. Action starts at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
Illinois State Redbirds vs. Boise State Broncos Odds Preview
The Redbirds were victorious over the South Carolina Gamecocks in their last outing, 69-65. With 14 points and 10 rebounds, Illinois State Phil Fayne played well. The Redbirds had a much better free throw rate (0.560 vs. 0.328) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.410 vs. 0.369).
In the Broncos last matchup, they defeated the UTEP Miners, 58-56. Boise State rallied around Chandler Hutchison, who put up 10 points and eight rebounds. The Broncos had a better turnover percentage (12.0 vs. 16.1) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.417 vs. 0.377).
Boise State could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Illinois State ranks 155th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.5 percent), while Boise State has forced the 57th-fewest turnovers (17.1 percent).
Illinois State Redbirds vs. Boise State Broncos Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Boise State, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Redbirds rank 133rd in assists per game (14.1) while the Broncos rank 230th (12.4).
- Illinois State ranks 33rd in blocks per game (4.8) while Boise State ranks 246th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
- The Redbirds rank 67th in steals per game (7.0) while the Broncos rank 257th (5.0).
- Boise State ranks 14th in three pointers allowed per game (17.1) while Illinois State ranks 194th (21.8).