We’ve got our dancing shoes on once again here at Cappers Info, and that means that it’s time for the NCAA Tournament picks to continue. Our next set of March Madness Bracket Predictions take us to the West Region, where the #13 La Salle Explorers and the #13 Boise State Broncos meet in the First Four.
West Region Picks: #13 La Salle Explorers vs. #13 Boise State Broncos
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 9:10 ET
West Region Location: UD Arena, Dayton, OH
La Salle vs. Boise State Live on TV: truTV
First Four Betting Lines
#13 La Salle Explorers +1.5
#13 Boise State Broncos -1.5
When we look at this game between the Explorers and the Broncos, we are immediately a bit perplexed due to the fact that both of these teams look awfully similar to one another. Neither one really won a ton of big games this year, and neither suffered many catastrophic defeats. In other years, these would be simply underwhelming resumes that would have been stuck in the NIT. That doesn’t mean that these aren’t good enough teams, though. La Salle is going to really basically be using just a total of four men to get the scoring done. G Ramon Galloway and G Tyreek Duren are two stars in the backcourt, and G Tyrone Garland can come off of the bench and contribute. The problem is that F Jerrell Wright, the fourth man of this bunch, is the only true big man that the Explorers bring to the table with C Steve Zack injured. Boise State doesn’t have the bigs to take advantage of this, but it does have its own guards that are a heck of a lot better as we see it than the La Salle guards. We love what G Anthony Drmic and G Derrick Marks bring to the table, and we think that they could both be in for 20+ point games against La Salle on Wednesday. Of all of the First Four games, this is the one that we are looking forward to the most. We think that Boise will march on and setup a great game with Kansas State on Friday.
La Salle vs. Boise State Free Pick: Boise State Broncos -1.5
La Salle vs. Boise State Predictions: Boise State 66 – La Salle 62