Utah State Aggies vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
The Boise State Broncos (20-6) will go up against the Utah State Aggies (15-12) at ExtraMile Arena on Saturday.
The Utah State Aggies played San Diego State and ended up losing by a score of 75-56 in their last contest. Utah State ended the contest with a 40.4% FG percentage (21 of 52) and made 5 of 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Aggies buried 9 of their 12 shots for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 25 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and having 2 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Utah State allowed their opponent to shoot 51.7% from the field on 30 out of 58 shooting. San Diego State doled out 19 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. In addition, San Diego State had 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. San Diego State finished shooting 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 11 attempts. They also knocked down 7 of 14 tries from downtown. With respect to personal fouls, the Aggies walked away with 9 while San Diego State accounted for 14 personal fouls.
Justin Bean is one guy who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and also totaled 8 boards. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also recorded 4 assists.
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Utah State heads into this matchup with a record of 15-12 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Utah State is pulling down 35.3 boards per game and is sitting with 483 dimes for the season, which is 3rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Aggies are shooting 34.4% on three-point attempts (213 of 620) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.9 points per game (85th in D-1) while connecting on 48.0% from the floor.
Defensively, the Aggies are forcing 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 306th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 368 relinquished on the campaign. The Aggies are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (653 of 1,531) and they relinquish 31.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 158th in the nation in points per game allowed (68.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Boise State Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 85-59 against Air Force. The Broncos earned 24 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. Air Force earned 14 fouls in this contest which got the Broncos to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 100.0%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Boise State converted 10 of 18 tries (55.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos finished shooting 33 out of 48 from the field which gave them a percentage of 68.8%. The Broncos permitted Air Force to convert 23 of their 51 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.1% in this game. They shot 29.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 24 and finished the contest at 6 of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Boise State allowed Air Force to grab 13 overall (5 offensive).
Marcus Shaver was important for the Broncos for the contest. He earned 20 points in his 37 mins on the court and accounted for 4 dimes for the contest. He converted 7 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Boise State has a win-loss mark of 20-6 this season. As an offense, the Broncos are hitting on 44.1% from the floor, which is 180th in the nation. Boise State has 1,791 points this year (68.9 per game) and they average 36.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 11.7 times per contest (282nd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per game. The Broncos are responsible for committing 15.0 fouls per contest and they hit 64.1% from the free throw line.
The Boise State defense concedes 32.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (144 of 448) and their opponents are making 72.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 9.1 dimes and 30.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 4th and 13th in those defensive categories. The Broncos on defense are ranked 11th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 59.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (115th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boise State
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