Utah State vs. Boise State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boise State Broncos (16-8) at Utah State Aggies (18-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -8.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boise State Broncos and Utah State Aggies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
The Boise State Broncos look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Boise State Broncos are averaging 78.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Derrick Alston is averaging 19.2 points and 3.2 assists while Justinian Jessup is averaging 15 points and 4.4 rebounds. Abu Kigab is the third double-digit scorer and Roderick Williams is grabbing eight rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Boise State Broncos have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Utah State Aggies look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Utah State Aggies are averaging 78.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Sam Merrill is averaging 18.1 points and 3.7 assists while Justin Bean is averaging 13.2 points and 10.4 rebounds. Neemias Queta is the third double-digit scorer and Brock Miller is dishing 1.2 assists. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The Utah State Aggies have won four straight home games.
The Broncos are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Broncos last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Boise State Broncos are playing great basketball heading into this contest, but they're not the same team on the road, as they lose by an average of 4.8 points and are just 3-6 ATS. The Utah State Aggies have been one of the better home teams in the country, and that includes covers in seven of their last 11 and winning overall by an average of 26.2 points while allowing 35.6 percent shooting from the field. I have to lay the chalk with Utah State at home given those numbers.