The Boise State Broncos and the San Jose State Spartans meet Saturday in college basketball action from Event Center Arena. Boise State is 22-6 overall this year. The Broncos beat New Mexico in their last game. As for San Jose State, they’re sitting at 16-12 on the season following a loss to Nevada on Tuesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Boise State Broncos
Boise State managed a 15-5 run over their first 20 games of the year. The Broncos are 7-1 in their last eight outings, taking out Fresno State, Colorado State, Air Force, Wyoming, Colorado State again, UNLV and New Mexico in that time.
In the New Mexico matchup on Wednesday, the Broncos were down 37-31 by the break. Boise State fought back on a 51-40 run from there and won it 82-77. Max Rice was the team’s leading scorer on 30 points and seven rebounds.
San Jose State Spartans
Over on the San Jose State side, they went 12-8 in their first 20 outings. The Spartans have hit a 4-4 run since then with wins over Air Force, Wyoming, Utah State and UNLV alongside losses to San Diego State, Fresno State, New Mexico and Nevada.
Matched up against Nevada on Tuesday, the Spartans went into the second half with a 28-24 edge. San Jose State was drilled 42-23 from there and lost 66-51. Tibet Gorener led the team on 14 points and Omari Moore added 13 points.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m going with Boise State here. The Broncos had a slow start against a good New Mexico team in their last outing, but to their credit Boise State rebounded in the second to make it a four-game win streak. The Broncos have scored 73 or more points in all four of those games. The last time these teams met back on January 3 at ExtraMile Arena was a close affair. The Broncos jumped out to a 41-29 halftime lead but had to scramble for an eventual 67-64 win. I like a better effort in the rematch as Boise State pulls off the cover.