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Boise State won as a free play for me yesterday and did so in incredibly easy fashion, beating San Jose State 83-52. They led 46-14 at halftime. Tonight, despite being the six seed and playing without rest, they are favored significantly over the three seed Nevada. That should tell you something right there.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. 6 is greater than 3 - Note that while Nevada finished one game better than BSU in the conference standings, they also finished with a losing record overall. They are an exceptionally weak 3-seed as they got the tiebreaker over UNLV due to head to head. This clearly works to Boise State's benefit as this tournament is being played on UNLV's home floor. So this is a much better matchup for them. They did recently lose by two to Nevada as 11.5-point home favorites, but I expect a much different result this time. That was a double overtime game.
2. Last Night - The Broncos couldn't have been any more dominant as they scored the game's first 25 points! This allowed them to rest starters, a huge luxury in this kind of format.
3. X-Factor - Nevada is just 1-6 ATS its last seven neutral court games and allows more than 77 points/game on the road.
Selection: The play is on Boise State (1*)
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