Boise State vs Northwestern Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/16/23

Northwestern Wildcats (21-11) vs Boise State Broncos (24-9)

Game Info: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:35 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats -1.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northwestern Wildcats and Boise State Broncos face off on Thursday in a Round of 64 NCAA Tournament showdown at the Golden 1 Center.

Northwestern Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Northwestern who sits with a 21-11 record overall and they have gone 19-13 against the spread. On Friday, March 10th, Northwestern scored 65 points, but the defense gave up 67 points and they ended up losing by two points. Northwestern is averaging 67.7 points while their defense is giving up 67 points per game. The top offensive player for Northwestern has been Boo Buie who is averaging 17.1 points while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

Boise State Betting Preview’

On the other side of this matchup is Boise State who sits with a 24-9 record overall and they have gone 16-14-2 against the spread. Boise State has had a solid season but they are coming off a loss in the last game. In the last game against Utah State, Boise State scored only 62 points and that led to the defeat. Marcus Shaver had a strong game finishing with 14 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Boise State is averaging 72.2 points while their defense is giving up 64.3 points per game. 

Northwestern vs Boise State Trends

Boise State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games played on Thursday. The under is 4-0 in the Wildcats last four games on Thursday. The under is 3-0-1 in the Wildcats last four games following an against the spread loss. Boise State is 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Boise State is going to find success here. Northwestern found success this season, but I’m still not sold on the Big Ten being that great. Marcus Shaver has had a strong season and in the last game he scored 14 points. In this game, Boise State is going to get a big game from Shaver, and Boise State is going to run up the score. Back Boise State against the spread to cash here.

Shane’s Pick Boise State +1.5

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