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Boise State vs San Diego State Pick & Preview: Friday, February 3rd Betting Odds
Broncos vs Aztecs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Boise State Broncos at San Diego State Aztecs
- Where: San Diego at Viejas Arena
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds: Boise State +6.5, BOISE +223 | SDST -290 O/U 134.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs San Diego State, the Boise State Broncos will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 18-5. On the road, the Broncos will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 6-4. So far, the Broncos have been the underdog 8 times, going 6-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Tyson Degenhart comes into today’s game as the Broncos’ leading scorer at 14.39 points per contest. Not only has Degenhart been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boise State’s top rebounder at 5.43 boards per contest. Behind Degenhart, the team has benefited from the strong play of Max Rice, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.7 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.1% of his shots and is adding 4.91 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boise State this season, as they are currently ranked 279th in college basketball at 68.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.8%, placing them 192nd in the NCAA.
The San Diego State Aztecs head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 17-5. So far this season, San Diego State has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-2. The Aztecs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, San Diego State has been favored to win in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 16-4.
San Diego State’s leading scorer this season is Matt Bradley, who is averaging 13.23 points per contest. So far, Bradley has accounted for 17.65% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.05 rebounds per game and 2.27 assists. Darrion Trammell is the second leading scorer for the Aztecs, averaging 11.1 points per game. Between him and Trammell, they are accounting for 31.8% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, San Diego State will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Aztecs are ranked 374th at 65.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 642nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, San Diego State is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Boise State Broncos +6.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have San Diego State as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Boise State Broncos to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with San Diego State at 6.03 made 3’s per game compared to Boise State at 7.38. Look for Boise State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Aztecs.