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Boise State vs Utah State 1/7/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Utah State Aggies (13-2) vs. Boise State Broncos (11-4)
January 7, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boise State Broncos -1 / Utah State Aggies +1; Over/Under: +138.5
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The Utah State Aggies and Boise State Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the ExtraMile Arena. The Utah State Aggies look for their 14th win. The Boise State Broncos look for their 12th win.

The Utah State Aggies are averaging 83.3 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Steven Ashworth is averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Taylor Funk is averaging 13.6 points and 1.9 assists. Dan Akin is the third double-digit scorer and Max Shulga is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 43.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

The Boise State Broncos are averaging 70.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 59.7 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Marcus Shaver Jr. is averaging 14.9 points and 3.7 assists, while Tyson Degenhart is averaging 13 points and 5.3 rebounds. Max Rice is the third double-digit scorer and Naje Smith is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.

The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Aggies last 13 overall. The under is 13-4 in Broncos last 17 overall. The road team is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

You can make a case for either team, and you can also make a strong argument the Utah State Aggies are the better team. Still, I’ll lean toward the home team if forced to pick this contest. The Boise State Broncos win at home by an average of 17.9 points and hold teams to 38.2 percent shooting. Home court gives the edge to me. I’ll take Boise.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Boise State Broncos -1

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