Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 2/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA
The Boise State Broncos (22-6) are traveling to Provident Credit Union Event Center on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the San Jose State Spartans (16-12).
The Boise State Broncos played New Mexico and took home the win by a score of 82-77 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Broncos ended up finishing with 17 while New Mexico accumulated 24 fouls. They knocked down 8 of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc. New Mexico ended up going 81.0% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 21 attempts. In addition, New Mexico pulled down 41 rebounds (9 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. New Mexico distributed 11 assists and had 2 steals in this contest. Concerning defense, Boise State allowed their opponent to shoot 37.7% from the field on 26 of 69 shooting. They also doled out 8 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned a total of 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Broncos buried 23 of 34 shots for a percentage of 67.6%. Boise State ended with a 40.0% FG percentage (26 of 65) and knocked down 7 of 27 three-point attempts.
Max Rice is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He scored 30 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and totaled 7 rebounds. He finished shooting 45.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists.
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Boise State heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 22-6 on the campaign. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a group are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Boise State is pulling in 36.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 313 dimes on the year, which ranks 327th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Broncos are hitting 35.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (216 of 602) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. They average 72.4 pts per game (166th in the country) while shooting 45.7% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Broncos are able to force 11.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 fouls. They rank 25th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 281 conceded this season. The Broncos defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.8% (646 of 1,583) and they surrender 31.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 30.1% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 22nd in college hoops in opponents PPG (62.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the San Jose State Spartans took a loss by a score of 66-51 against Nevada. The Spartans earned 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the contest. They turned the ball over 7 times, while recording 2 steals for this game. Nevada committed 11 fouls in this game which took the Spartans to the free throw line for 2 attempts. They were able to make 1 of those for a percentage of 50.0%. With regard to 3-point shots, San Jose State converted 10 of 33 attempts (30.3%). In all, the Spartans finished 20 out of 55 from the field which had them at 36.4%. The Spartans allowed Nevada to knock down 24 of their 52 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% in this matchup. They went 37.5% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 16 and ended up shooting 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing rebounding, San Jose State permitted Nevada to collect 30 overall (4 offensive).
Tibet Gorener pitched in for the Spartans for this game. He totaled 14 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the matchup. He converted 5 of 14 in this game for a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and accumulated 1 rebound.
San Jose State has a mark of 16-12 this year. When it comes to offense, the Spartans are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which is 213th in the nation. San Jose State has accounted for 1,898 pts on the season (67.8 per game) and they average 37.5 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per game (224th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. The Spartans commit 15.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 67.4% from the charity stripe.
The Spartans on the defensive side of the court are 100th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 67.3. They are able to force 8.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (113th in college hoops). The San Jose State defense gives up 35.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (194 of 555) and their opponents are knocking down 78.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 12.1 dimes and 29.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 130th and 6th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boise State
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