The Boise State Broncos and Utah State Aggies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Boise State Broncos look to build on their 10-game winning streak. The Utah State Aggies look to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Boise State Broncos are averaging 69.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 59.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Marcus Shaver Jr. is averaging 13.9 points and 2 assists, while Abu Kigab is averaging 13.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. Emmanuel Akot is the third double-digit scorer and Devonaire Doutrive is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 60.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.
The Utah State Aggies are averaging 75.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 42 percent shooting. Justin Bean is averaging 19.1 points and 9.9 rebounds, while Brandon Horvath is averaging 12.3 points and 2.4 assists. Sean Bairstow is the third double-digit scorer and Brock Miller is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 12-5 in Broncos last 17 overall. The under is 5-1 in Aggies last 6 overall. The road team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Utah State Aggies are due for a bounce back performance, and their offense is better than what it's shown during this losing stretch. However, we're getting a free point with a Bosie State that's won 10 straight games and hasn't lost since November 30. Boise State is elite defensively, and it gives them a fighting chance regardless of where a game is played. I have to lean toward Boise State here.