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San Diego State vs Boise State Game Preview, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Surging Aztecs Looking to Close Gap at Top of Mountain West

San Diego State Wants Revenge

The San Diego State Aztecs are seeking revenge against the team that held them to 37 total points in January.

The Aztecs are riding a five-game winning streak into this one, winning their last four games by double digits. They’re a small underdog on the NCAA odds in this spot, so maybe there’s some value with them.

San Diego State vs Boise State Game Preview, Odds, Picks & Predictions
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As for the Boise State Broncos, they have won 18 out of their last 20 games and are at the top of the Mountain West Conference. They have a half-game lead on Wyoming and a two-game lead on San Diego State.

That makes this a fairly important contest relating to March Madness odds as the regular season winds down. Which of these teams can pick up the huge win here?

San Diego State: Stellar Defense

It is really difficult to put up points consistently on the Aztecs. This group allows just 57.1 points per game, which is second-best mark in the country. Meanwhile, they’re scoring 65.4 points per contest.

The Aztecs fly all around the court and force opponents into mistakes. They put the muzzle on Boise State, limiting them to just 42 points in the previous matchup.

On the other end, Matt Bradley has been the team’s best weapon on offense. He is averaging 17 points and shooting 41.2 percent from behind the arc. Bradley will be leaned on heavily as the Aztecs try to win via defense again.

Boise State: Team Approach

Similar to the Aztecs, Boise State does a great job of taking away easy shots and forcing opponents to make difficult jumpers to win the game. The Broncos are ranked eighth in points allowed.

Offensively, though, they are completely different. There isn’t really one player that stands out as four players are averaging double digits in scoring.

Abu Kigab leads this department with 13.8 points per game. He has ample support but they all labored in the first meeting between the sides.

San Diego State vs. Boise State Head-to-Head

Boise State won the last meeting, which snapped a six-game losing streak against San Diego State.

The Aztecs have also won nine out of their last 14 in this series.

San Diego State vs Boise State Game Information

  • Game: San Diego State Aztecs (17-6) at Boise State Broncos (21-6)
  • Location: ExtraMile Arena, Boise, ID
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET
  • Television: CBS Sports Network

San Diego State vs. Boise State Betting Lines

San Diego State vs Boise State Prediction

We have two of the best defenses in the nation going head-to-head. Boise State may have won the last matchup against San Diego State but they have been beaten often by this squad over the last five or six years.

Boise State is listed as the two-point favorite heading into this contest and it seems like the contest will be incredibly tight.

One tell here is the home-away splits. San Diego State is 12-1 at home but just 3-4 on the road. As for the Broncos, they’re a healthy 11-3 at home.

As for the over-under in the sportsbook, it seems almost certain that the under is the right way to go if you betonline. It is currently set at 119.5 points here and the last game between these teams didn’t even hit 100.

Parlay: Boise State -2 and Under 120½

Pick: Boise State Broncos -2

Pick: Under 120½

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