San Jose State Spartans vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 1/3/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
TV: Youtube TV
The San Jose State Spartans (11-4) are hitting the road to ExtraMile Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the Boise State Broncos (10-4).
The San Jose State Spartans faced Colorado State and walked away with a win by a score of 78-70 in their last game. San Jose State finished the game having earned a 45.6% field goal percentage (26 out of 57) and buried 13 of 27 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Spartans converted 13 of 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 40 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists in addition to creating 2 turnovers, but didn't notch a steal. When it comes to defending, San Jose State allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the field on 24 out of 60 shooting. Colorado State recorded 20 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Colorado State snagged 25 boards (3 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Colorado State finished the game at 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 18 shots. They also made 7 out of their 23 shots from downtown. In reference to personal fouls, the Spartans left the arena with 17 and Colorado State recorded 16 personal fouls.
Omari Moore is a player who was important for the contest. He racked up 29 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes played and collected 6 rebounds. He ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists.
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San Jose State enters this one with a mark of 11-4 so far this season. They are averaging 69.8 points per game (233rd in the country) while hitting 45.8% from the floor. The Spartans are hitting 35.3% on three-point shots (117 of 331) and 66.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Jose State is snagging 39.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 203 assists this season, which is 130th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.3 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Spartans are forcing 7.4 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 fouls. They are giving up 34.3% from beyond the arc and they are 102nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (65.5). The Spartans are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (341 of 859) and they relinquish 28.5 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 156th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 171 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Boise State Broncos took a loss by a final score of 74-72 against Nevada. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Boise State allowed Nevada to pull down 25 in total (2 offensive). They finished 43.5% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 23 and finished the contest at 18 out of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). The Broncos allowed Nevada to convert 23 out of 50 tries from the field which had them sitting at 46.0% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Broncos went 26 for 55 from the field which had them at 47.3%. In relation to three-point attempts, Boise State knocked down 5 of 16 tries (31.3%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a clip of 68.2%. Nevada earned 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Broncos to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They turned it over 13 times, while recording 2 steals in the game. The Broncos recorded 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the game.
Marcus Shaver was important for the Broncos for this contest. He converted 8 of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 3 assists for the matchup.
Boise State has a win-loss record of 10-4 on the year. The Broncos are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls per game and they shoot 72.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.2 times per contest (325th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. Boise State has earned 990 pts this year (70.7 per game) and they average 38.3 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Broncos are shooting 43.7% from the field, which ranks 233rd in college hoops.
The Broncos on the defensive side of the court are 14th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 59.4. They have forced 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.8% from the floor (19th in D-1). The Boise State defense allows 28.7% on shots from 3-point land (79 of 275) and opponents are connecting on 72.4% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 9.0 assists and 31.8 rebounds every game, which is ranked 10th and 64th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Jose State
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