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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(17-4) Boise State Broncos vs. Utah State Aggies (14-6)
Date: Thursday February 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Extra Mile Arena in Boise, Idaho
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Boise State -1.5
CBB Betting Total:
Two of the top teams in a loaded Mountain West Conference square off Friday night in the second half of a back-to-back as the Boise State Broncos play host to the Utah State Aggies.
Boise State has now taken over first in the MWC at 13-3 in conference play.
Boise State recently swept UNLV in back-to-back games this past weekend and are now on a 3-game winning streak. The Utah State Aggies last played on February 4 and defeated Fresno State before their last game against the Broncos.
Boise State Broncos
Boise State is coming off its biggest win of the season against the Aggies. The Broncos held the Aggies to 3 of 16 shooting from deep and kept the Aggies off the glass.
Boise State is currently listed as one of the last four teams in the tournament, per Bart Torvik. Every game from here on out is crucial for the Broncos as they look to get back to the tournament.
Boise State’s offense has done a good job getting to the basket and drawing fouls this year. The Broncos also have the 27th best turnover rate in the country and shoot 73.9 percent from the line as a team.
Another area Boise State excels in is not allowing offensive rebounds. Utah State is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, so being able to keep the Aggies off the glass is crucial in defeating them. Boise State allows the 13th fewest offensive rebounds in the country. Utah State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.4 Wednesday, which was below its season average.
Boise State averages 77.6 PPG and allows 64.4 a game. Derrick Alston Jr. leads the team with 17.4 PPG.
Utah State Aggies
Utah State’s NCAA Tournament odds dropped to 74.9 percent after its loss to Boise State Wednesday, per Bart Torvik. The Aggies need another quality win to up their chances at getting back to the big dance.
The Aggies have especially excelled on defense this year. They rank 8th in the nation largely in part to the play of Neemias Queta. Queta has the best defensive rating of any player in the country and posts an absurd block percentage of 14.2.
Utah State is a smash mouth basketball team that excels at getting boards, forcing turnovers and altering shots. The Aggies hold opponents to a 45.4 effective field goal percentage while posting an offensive rebounding percentage above 35. The Aggies allow the third fewest offensive rebounds a game in the country and block the fourth most shots.
Offensively, Utah State is outside the top-100 in offensive rating. As a team, they shoot 35 percent from deep and turn the ball over frequently. They also rank 182nd in free throw shooting. The Aggies don’t shoot many 3-pointers and like to attack the basket at will.
The Aggies average 74.8 PPG while allowing 61.3 PPG. They allow the 11th fewest points in the country. Queta leads the team in points (13.5), rebounds (9.5) and blocks. Marco Anthony and Justin Bean both average double figures in points.
Utah State needs to up its 3-point shooting for the rematch against the Broncos. The Aggies also struggled to get to the free throw line.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Broncos are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
- Broncos are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
Free Boise State Broncos vs. Utah State Aggies NCAAB Prediction:
I’m sticking with Boise State to sweep this back-to-back. Boise State has played very well this year at home and that trend should continue in what should still be a tough test for the Broncos.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Boise State -1.5
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