Utah State at Boise State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Taco Bell Arena
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The Utah State Aggies head to Taco Bell Arena to take on the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 12 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-9. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 74.0 points per contest while giving up 72.2 per game. Boise State has an overall record of 15-3. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 12.3.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 10-7 against the spread this season
The Boise State Broncos are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/24/17 G Brock Miller Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
01/16/18 C Klay Stall Back is "?" Wednesday vs Boise State
01/10/18 G Julion Pearre Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sam Merrill averages 14.9 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Koby McEwan averages 14.3 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Chandler Hutchison scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Justinian Jessup averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 74.0 points per contest this year, which is 187th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 166th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 180th in Division 1. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 211th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 188th with 13.1 per game. The Aggies allow 72.2 points per contest, which is 177th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 181st and 219th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 189th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 93rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boise State is 71st in the country with 79.2 points per contest this season. They are 72nd in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 35th in Division 1. They are 29th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 187th in assists per game with 13.7. The Broncos are 104th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Broncos give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 31.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 43rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 143rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 227th. In terms of pace they are 238th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 131st. As a team they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 55th in Division 1. Utah State is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 190th in the nation.
Boise State is 105th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 24th in Division 1. The Broncos are 15th in the nation in defensive rating with 91.5, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 102nd. They are 118th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 40th. As a unit they are 47th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Boise State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State +12
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