Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (-27)
Provident Credit Union Event Center is the site where and the San Jose State Spartans (1-4) will take on the Boise State Broncos (6-1) on Saturday. San Jose State opens this contest as 27-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 152.5.
Boise State heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 6-1 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.4 fouls every game. As a team, Boise State is collecting 37.9 boards per game and has totaled 109 assists on the year, which is 133rd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Broncos are connecting on 34.5% on three-point attempts (51 of 148) and 66.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 77.1 pts per contest (107th in the country) while connecting on 47.1% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Broncos are able to force 17.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. The Broncos defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 37.7% (144 of 382) and they surrender 32.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 31st in college hoops in giving up assists with 53 conceded for the campaign. They are giving up 26.2% on 3-pointers and they are 13th in the nation in opponents points per game (58.0).
The Boise State Broncos played the New Mexico Lobos and walked away with a win by a score of 89-52 in their last game. Boise State finished having earned a 60.0% FG percentage (36 out of 60) and converted 11 of their 22 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Broncos knocked down 6 of their 9 shots for a rate of 66.7%. In reference to pulling down boards, they compiled 34 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 23 assists for this contest while having 8 steals and 4 blocks. When discussing the defense, Boise State allowed their opponent to shoot 60.0% from the floor on 36 of 60 shooting. New Mexico totaled 3 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Lobos collected 23 rebounds (7 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 4 blocks. New Mexico finished the contest at 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of 21 shots. They made 1 of their 9 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Derrick Alston is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He racked up 22 points on 9 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and grabbed 4 boards. Alston finished shooting 100.0% from the floor and also distributed 6 dimes. Another guy that played a role in this contest for the Broncos was Max Rice. He pulled down 7 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 69.2% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 9-of-13 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Rice saw the court for 24 minutes.
San Jose State has a mark of 1-4 for the season. The Spartans have committed 18.0 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 63.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.0 times per contest (313th in the country) and they turn it over 14.4 times per contest. San Jose State has scored 333 pts for the season (66.6 per contest) and they snag 38.4 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Spartans are shooting 35.0% from the field, which has them ranked 352nd in college hoops. The Spartans on defense are ranked 329th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 88.4. They have conceded 16.0 assists and 48.4 boards per game, which ranks them 293rd and 334th in the country. The San Jose State defense allows 30.4% from downtown (34 of 112) and their opposition knocks down 75.9% of their foul shots. They are able to force 10.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (281st in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the San Jose State Spartans went home defeated by a final of 85-52 against the Utah State Aggies. The Spartans were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the matchup. They turned away 6 shots while getting 7 steals in this game. The Aggies were called for 18 fouls in the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to bury 18 of them for a rate of 69.2%. With respect to 3-point shots, San Jose State converted 4 out of 20 tries (20.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Spartans finished 15 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 23.4%. The Spartans permitted the Aggies to make 30 of 70 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.9% in this contest. They finished 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 24 and finished the contest at 17 out of 25 at the free throw line (68.0%). When talking about rebounds, San Jose State allowed Utah State to snag 52 in all (11 offensive).
Richard Washington was important for the Spartans in the matchup. He converted 4 of 17 for this game for a field goal rate of 23.5%, which gave him 11 points. Washington snagged 4 rebounds in his 27 minutes played and had 2 assists in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for San Jose State was Sebastian Mendoza. He finished with 7 points in 20 minutes played by way of 2 out of 9 from the floor for the contest. Mendoza ended up shooting 22.2% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boise State (-27)
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