How to watch, betting line for Boise State’s Mountain West game at Colorado State

The Boise State men’s basketball team will wrap up what may be a season-defining stretch with a pair of road tests this week.

The Broncos (16-6, 7-2 Mountain West) travel to Colorado State on Tuesday (7 p.m., Mountain West Network) and No. 22 Utah State (8 p.m., FS1) on Saturday. Wins over the Rams and Aggies would put Boise State in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed in the Mountain West Tournament.

Counting their second meeting of the season with the Aggies, the Broncos will have faced four ranked Mountain West opponents in their past six games. Boise State beat then-No. 17 Colorado State on Jan. 9, followed that with a loss to then-No. 18 Utah State on Jan. 27 and went into The Pit to knock off then-No. 19 New Mexico on Jan. 31.

Boise State and Utah State (19-3, 7-2 MW) sit atop the Mountain West with identical conference records, though the Aggies would get the higher seed if the conference tournament started now because of their head-to-head win.

Here’s a look at the Broncos’ game against the Rams.

Boise State at Colorado State

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado

Rams’ record: 17-5, 5-4 Mountain West

TV: Mountain West Network. The Mountain West app is available to download on most mobile devices and smart TVs. Fans can also access the Mountain West Network through a link on the Broncos’ online schedule.

Radio: KBOI 670 AM (Bob Behler, Abe Jackson)

Series history: Boise State leads the all-time series 18-14, and the Broncos have won three in a row. The Broncos are 5-2 in their past seven trips to Moby Arena, including an 80-78 win last February.

Last time: The Broncos knocked off then-No. 17 Colorado State 65-58 at ExtraMile Arena on Jan. 9. Boise State owned a seven-point lead at halftime and led by 13 at one point in the second half, but the Rams battled back and pulled within four with less than 2:00 to play. The Broncos hit eight straight free throws to secure the win and extend what was the nation’s longest home winning streak to 22 games.

Betting line: Boise State by 5.5 points.

Matchup to watch

Boise State PG Roddie Anderson III vs. Colorado State PG Isaiah Stevens

Anderson and the Broncos held Stevens in check when the Rams played in Boise. He was limited to 15 points and three assists, and he was pressured into committing six turnovers, which tied his season high. Stevens has returned to being one of the top point guards in the conference since the loss. He has at least six assists in five of Colorado State’s past six games, including a season-high 10 on Jan. 24 at Nevada. He also has turned the ball over more than twice in just one game since the Rams’ loss at ExtraMile Arena.

Stevens leads the Mountain West with 157 assists (7.1 a game). His 16.6 points a night rank No. 5 in the conference, and he’s shooting 49% from the floor. Anderson is averaging 5.5 points a night, and he leads the Broncos with 51 assists. He has recorded three of his best offensive performances of the season since Boise State’s win over Colorado State. He posted a season-high 14 points in a win over San Diego State and 12 in a win at Nevada. He scored 10 points in the Broncos’ win over Air Force on Saturday.