Boise State vs San Diego State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/8/24

San Diego State (22-8) vs Boise State (21-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Viejas Arena)

Betting Odds: San Diego State -7.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego State Aztecs will host the Boise State Broncos for a Mountain West matchup this Friday from the Viejas Arena on FS1. SDSU enters as 7.5-point HOME favorites, with the total hovering 137.5.5. Stay tuned for our Boise State vs San Diego State Prediction. 

Boise State Broncos Preview

Boise State comes in at 21-9 after losing to Nevada at home, 76-66. The Broncos were outscored in both halves by the Wolf Pack, and they’ll look to respond swiftly here in San Diego. Boise St. is scoring 74.3 points per game, on 45.0% shooting, while allowing 65.3 ppg, and they’re currently third in the Mountain West with a 12-5 record in league play. The Broncos are 6-4 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 6-3 on the road this season. 

Boise State Team Analysis

  • Spokane native Tyson Degenhart has scored 24 points or more in three of the last five games, and he leads Boise in scoring (16.1), while grabbing 5.6 rpg.
  • Senior guard Chibuzo Agbo led the way with 16 points in the January 24th win over Fresno,  and he’s averaging 14.0 ppg and 4.9 rpg. 
  • St. John’s transfer O’mar Stanley grabbed 14 boards in the ranked win over New Mexico,  and he leads the Broncos in rebounding (6.3), while scoring 12.8 ppg.   

San Diego State Aztecs Preview

San Diego State enters at 22-8 after losing to UNLV in Vegas by four, 62-58. The Aztecs were unable to hold off the Rebels down the stretch, and they’ll attempt to bounce back here against the Broncos. SDSU is scoring 77.7 points per game, on 44.3% shooting, while allowing 65.2 ppg, and they’re currently fifth in the Mountain West with a 11-6 record in conference play. The Aztecs are 5-5 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 14-0 in San Diego this season. 

San Diego State Team Analysis

  • Houston native Jaedon Ledee has hit the 20-point mark  in three straight games prior to missing the UC Irvine matchup, and he leads SDSU in scoring (21.5) and rebounding (9.2).
  • USC transfer Reese Waters led the way with 22 points in the win over Gonzaga, and he’s up to 14.3 ppg and 4.1 rpg. 
  • Senior guard Micah Parrish has reached double figures in four of the previous six games, and he’s averaging 10.2 ppg.
  • Veteran guard Lamont Butler went for a team-high 18 points in the Power 6 win over Stanford, and he’s dished out a team-lead 3.5 apg, while scoring 7.9 ppg. 

Boise St. vs SDSU Team Stats

  • Boise State is scoring 76.0 points per game, on 45.9% shooting, while allowing 72.6 ppg.
  • The Broncos are averaging 71.9 possessions per game (139th), while shooting 34.6% from deep, and 73.8% from the stripe. 
  • San Diego State has scored 74.6 points per game, on 44.5% shooting, and they’ve allowed 73.6 ppg.
  • The Aztecs are averaging 72.3 possessions per game (121st), while shooting 31.9% from the outside, and 73.8% from the line. 

Boise State vs San Diego State Game Trends

  • BSU is 16-12 against the spread, with a 15-13 O/U record.
  • SDSU is 12-16 ATS, with a 14-14 over/under record.

Boise State vs San Diego State Prediction  

We’ll receive a potential conference championship preview when San Diego State hosts Boise State for their season finale. Both schools enter on the heels of losses, but with the Aztecs carrying a veteran group, and this being senior night, I like swaying their way for this contest. Each team defends well, so the Under may be in play, but let’s back SDSU at home for this MWC clash. 

Corey’s Pick SDSU TO COVER

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