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San Diego State vs. Boise State - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boise State at San Diego State
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
San Diego, CA
The Line
San Diego State Aztecs -4.5 -- Over/Under: 138
TV Channel
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The Boise State Broncos and the San Diego State Aztecs meet in Mountain West college basketball action from Viejas Arena at the Aztec Bowl on Saturday evening.

The Boise State Broncos will look to bounce back after falling to Fresno State by a final score of 65-63 last time out. Alex Hobbs led the Broncos with 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting with 3 steals as the lone Boise State player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Justinian Jessup and David Wacker each added 8 points with a team-high 7 rebounds while Pat Dembley contributed 9 points and a team-high 4 steals in the defeat. Jessup leads Boise State with an average of 12.9 points and 2.4 assists per game while RJ Williams leads the Broncos in rebounding with 5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Boise State is averaging 71.9 points per game on 47.3% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the arc and 72.4% from the foul line this season.

The San Diego State Aztecs will look to keep the ball rolling after winning 5 of their last 6 games following a 71-60 win over Colorado State in their last outing. Devin Watson led the Ztecs with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting with 5 threes while Jalen McDaniels added 18 points with a team-high 12 rebounds for the double-double and Jeremy Hemsley added 12 points with 3 steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for San Diego State in the winning effort. Aguek Arop added 4 points with a team-high 3 assists and 4 steals as well in the victory. McDaniels leads San Diego State with an average of 17.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while Watson leads the Aztecs in assists with 4.5 assists per game this season. As a team, San Diego State is averaging 74.6 points per game on 45.6% shooting from the field, 37% from behind the arc and 74% from the foul line this season.

Boise State is 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 games against a team with a winning record and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 games following an ATS win. San Diego State is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 15-5 ATS in their last 20 conference games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Boise State is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

Boise State and the points are tempting considering that the Broncos have been able to hang in there with some tough competition as of late, but the fact is that fading the Broncos against above average opposition has made you more money than you’ve lost while betting on San Diego State has also put money in your pocket more often than not. Boise State has had a lot of success in this matchup, but the Aztecs are simply playing the better basketball, so at home I’ll lay the points with San Diego State here.

San Diego State -4.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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