Boise State Broncos vs Utah State Aggies Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State -8.5
The Boise State Broncos travel to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 8.5 point favorites.
Boise State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Utah State has an overall mark of 18-7. They are averaging 77.0 points per contest and giving up 64.0, which is a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 14-9-0 against the spread
The Boise State Broncos are 14-9-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 9-13-1 against the over/under
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
02/05/20 F Abu Kigab Hip is questionable
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justinian Jessup averages 15.4 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%. Derrick Alston comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Justin Bean averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Sam Merrill averages 17.9 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 200th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 284th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 61st, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in the nation. Boise State averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 57th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 247th and 192nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 64.0 points per contest, which ranks them 52nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 73rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 34th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 51st with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 154th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Utah State is 45th in the country with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 91st in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 207th in the nation. They are 18th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Aggies are 269th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Broncos have an offensive rating of 108.1, which is ranked 51st. They are 116th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 43rd. As a unit they are 17th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 73rd in D-1. Boise State is 262nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 283rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 33rd. They are 196th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 107th. As a unit they are 56th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boise State/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State -8.5
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