Utah State at Boise State College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Taco Bell Arena
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Taco Bell Arena to play the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 3.5 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-6. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 78.6 points per contest while giving up 65.7 per game. Boise State has an overall record of 11-15. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Boise State Broncos are 9-15-1 against the over/under
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
12/11/18 G Cam Christon Transferred is out for season
11/09/18 C Robin Jorch Shoulder is out for season
02/11/19 G Jaycson Bereal Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Neemias Queta averages 11.7 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%. Sam Merrill comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Alex Hobbs averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Justinian Jessup averages 13.1 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 217th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 45th place in the NCAA. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in the nation. Utah State averages 78.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 51st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in D-1. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 209th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 87th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 231st and 140th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 112th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Boise State is 209th in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 53rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 170th in the nation. They are 336th in the country in rebounding with 31.3 boards per game and 293rd in assists per contest with 11.8. The Broncos are 280th in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Aggies are 34th in the nation in offensive rating with 112. In terms of pace they are 139th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 59th. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 173rd in Division 1. Utah State is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Boise State is 206th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos are 96th in the country in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 302nd in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 68th. As a team they are 66th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 147th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Boise State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boise State +3.5
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