San Diego State Aztecs vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 3/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego State (-2)
The Boise State Broncos (26-7) will play the San Diego State Aztecs (23-7) at Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday. Boise State is -2-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 117.5.
The San Diego State Aztecs stepped onto the hardwood against Colorado State and earned the victory with a final of 63-58 in their last game. San Diego State ended the contest with a 45.8% FG percentage (22 out of 48) and buried 6 of 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Aztecs made 13 of their 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 28 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding defense, San Diego State let their opponent shoot 47.8% from the floor on 22 out of 46 shooting. Colorado State recorded 12 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Colorado State pulled down 24 rebounds (8 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Colorado State walked away from this one shooting 50.0% at the free throw line by converting 8 of their 16 shots. They also converted 6 of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Aztecs ended up with 17 while Colorado State accumulated 19 personal fouls.
Trey Pulliam is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and dished out 6 dimes. He played for 34 minutes played but wasn't able to snag any boards. He left the arena with 11 points on 4 of 8 shooting.
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San Diego State comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 23-7 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.2 personal fouls per game. As a team, San Diego State is snagging 35.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 359 assists on the year, which ranks 277th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Aztecs are hitting 35.4% on 3-point shots (181 of 511) and 69.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 65.7 pts per game (308th in the nation) while hitting 43.5% from the floor.
Defensively, the Aztecs are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.0 fouls. They rank 23rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 313 surrendered for the year. The Aztecs defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 38.2% (611 of 1,599) and they relinquish 32.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 30.4% on shots from downtown and they are 2nd in college basketball in opponents PPG (57.8).
For their last game, the Boise State Broncos went home victorious with a score of 68-61 against Wyoming. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Boise State permitted Wyoming to grab 31 in total (8 offensive). They finished the game shooting 28.0% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 7 of 25 and finished the game at 8 out of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). The Broncos allowed Wyoming to bury 23 out of their 54 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.6% for the matchup. Overall, the Broncos went 23 for 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Boise State converted 6 out of their 19 tries (31.6%). They were able to convert 16 of those for a clip of 76.2%. Wyoming earned 18 fouls for this contest which got the Broncos to the free throw line for 21 shots. They also coughed it up 13 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Broncos earned 24 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup.
Abu Kigab ended up being a factor for the Broncos in this matchup. He made 7 out of 15 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He earned 22 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and added 4 dimes for the contest.
Boise State has a win-loss record of 26-7 so far this season. The Broncos are committing 15.1 fouls per contest and they go 65.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.6 times per game (282nd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. Boise State has scored 2,283 pts for the year (69.2 per contest) and they pull in 34.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Broncos are connecting on 45.0% from the floor, which is ranked 121st in the nation.
The Broncos are ranked 14th in the country in points given up per game with 61.0. They have forced 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the field (171st in the nation). The Boise State defense gives up 32.1% on 3-point shots (188 of 585) and their opposition makes 72.2% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 9.8 assists and 29.8 rebounds per contest, ranking them 13th and 9th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego State (-2)
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