San Diego State Aztecs vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 2/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
ExtraMile Arena is the location where the Boise State Broncos (22-7) will take on the San Diego State Aztecs (23-5) on Tuesday.
The San Diego State Aztecs faced New Mexico and notched a win by a score of 73-71 in their last game. San Diego State ended the contest having earned a 44.3% FG percentage (31 of 70) and knocked down 9 of their 22 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Aztecs converted 2 of their 4 tries for a rate of 50.0%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned a total of 36 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 17 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. When talking about defense, San Diego State allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 24 out of 54 shooting. New Mexico doled out 13 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, New Mexico collected 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. New Mexico finished 72.7% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 22 attempts. They made 7 of their 15 attempts from long range. When talking about fouls, the Aztecs left the arena with 18 and New Mexico racked up 13 fouls.
Darrion Trammell is one player who played a role for this game. He ended up with 18 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins played and totaled 2 rebounds. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the field and earned 3 dimes.
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San Diego State will enter this contest with a record of 23-5 on the season. They currently have an average of 73.6 points per contest (134th in Division 1) while hitting 45.4% from the field. The Aztecs are shooting 36.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (209 of 581) and 72.6% from the free throw line. As a team, San Diego State is grabbing 35.6 boards per game and has 388 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 178th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.6 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Aztecs are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They are 36th in the nation in giving up assists with 306 surrendered this year. The Aztecs defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.4% (648 of 1,530) and they surrender 30.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They relinquish 29.1% on shots from distance and they are ranked 43rd in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (64.9).
The last time they took the court, the Boise State Broncos took a loss by a score of 74-68 when they played San Jose State. When discussing rebounding, Boise State allowed San Jose State to snag 46 in all (16 on the offensive glass). They went 25.8% from three-point range by going 8 out of 31 and ended up shooting 14 out of 19 at the charity stripe (73.7%). The Broncos permitted San Jose State to bury 26 out of 72 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 36.1% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Broncos ended up going 22 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.5%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Boise State knocked down 10 out of their 23 tries (43.5%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 70.0%. San Jose State had 18 fouls in this game which took the Broncos to the free throw line for 20 tries. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Broncos collected 25 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 29 for this contest.
Chibuzo Agbo was important for the Broncos in the game. He made 5 out of 8 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest.
Boise State has a win-loss mark of 22-7 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Broncos are shooting 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 129th in college basketball. Boise State has totaled 2,096 points so far this year (72.3 per contest) and they pull in 36.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 11.3 times per game (322nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.3 times per contest. The Broncos are committing 16.4 personal fouls per contest and they go 73.5% from the free throw line.
The Broncos on defense are ranked 27th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 63.1. They are forcing 11.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.6% from the floor (30th in college basketball). The Boise State defense gives up 29.9% on shots from 3-point land (178 of 596) and opponents are knocking down 68.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 10.1 dimes and 32.4 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 17th and 78th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego State
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