Utah State Aggies vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 3/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State (-1)
The Boise State Broncos (23-8) will compete against the Utah State Aggies (24-7) at Thomas & Mack Center on Friday. Boise State opens this matchup as -1-point underdogs. The total has been set at 144.5.
The Utah State Aggies faced Boise State and walked away with a win by a score of 86-73 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Aggies ended up with 16 while Boise State totaled 16 personal fouls. They also converted 7 of 21 shots from three-point range. Boise State ended up shooting 84.2% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 19 tries. Additionally, Boise State snagged 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. Boise State earned 11 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. In regard to the defense, Utah State allowed 44.6% from the floor on 25 out of 56 shooting. They also doled out 24 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they collected 27 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Aggies converted 15 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 88.2%. Utah State finished with a 57.1% field goal percentage (32 of 56) and converted 7 of 20 shots from distance.
Taylor Funk is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up going 75.0% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and grabbed 8 boards. He walked away with 24 points on 9 out of 12 shooting.
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Utah State will play this contest with a mark of 24-7 for the year. They are averaging 79.1 points per game (29th in the nation) while connecting on 48.6% from the floor. The Aggies are shooting 40.1% on shots from beyond the arc (296 of 739) and 77.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah State is collecting 35.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 525 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 14th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.6 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Aggies are able to force 11.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are conceding 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 179th in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.0). The Aggies defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.5% (773 of 1,820) and they surrender 31.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 104th in college hoops in giving up assists with 369 conceded this year.
For their last game, the Boise State Broncos took a loss by a final score of 86-73 when they faced Utah State. The Broncos recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. Utah State committed 16 fouls in the matchup which took the Broncos to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a clip of 84.2%. In terms of three-point shots, Boise State made 7 of 21 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Broncos finished 25 out of 56 from the floor which had them shooting 44.6%. The Broncos permitted Utah State to make 32 out of their 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 57.1% for the contest. They went 35.0% from distance by going 7 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 17 at the charity stripe (88.2%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Boise State allowed Utah State to pull down 27 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Chibuzo Agbo pitched in for the Broncos for the game. He made 6 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He earned 18 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in the matchup.
Boise State has a mark of 23-8 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Broncos are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 128th in the nation. Boise State has accumulated 2,235 points so far this year (72.1 per game) and they snag 35.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 11.1 times per contest (325th in the country) and they turn it over 11.3 times per game. The Broncos are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.0% from the charity stripe.
The Broncos on the defensive side of the court are 29th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 63.7. They are forcing 11.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the floor (44th in college hoops). The Boise State defense allows 30.2% on 3-point attempts (192 of 635) and their opposition makes 69.4% of their free throw shots. They surrender 10.5 assists and 32.0 rebounds per contest, ranking them 25th and 65th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah State (-1)
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