The Utah State Aggies and Boise State Broncos meet Friday in the college basketball MWC Tournament Semifinal at the Thomas & Mack Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Utah State Aggies are averaging 79.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Steven Ashworth is averaging 16.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Taylor Funk is averaging 13.8 points and 1.6 assists. Dan Akin is the third double-digit scorer and Max Shulga is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Boise State Broncos are averaging 72.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Tyson Degenhart is averaging 14.4 points and 1.8 assists, while Max Rice is averaging 14.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. Marcus Shaver Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Chibuzo Agbo is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Aggies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The over is 6-1 in Aggies last 7 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
These teams met less than a week ago, and the Utah State Aggies smoked Boise State. Utah State has just been a more consistent team overall and wins in the favorite role by an average of 10.9 points. Utah State is also 20-11 ATS on the season and 8-1 ATS when a favorite of 5 or fewer points. I'll lay the bucket.