Free College Basketball Picks Today: Boise State Broncos vs San Diego State Aztecs 2/28/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Boise State Broncos vs San Diego State Aztecs 2/28/23
Tue 28th February 2023

The No. 18 San Diego State Aztecs (23-5, 14-2 MWC) will try to break down one of the nation’s top scoring defenses when they head to face the Boise State Broncos (22-7, 12-4 MWC) on Tuesday. San Diego State edged past the New Mexico Lobos 73-71 at The Pit on Saturday, their sixth win in a row.

Darrion Trammell was a top performer with 18 points. The Aztecs are first in the Mountain West Conference. Boise State dropped their last game on Saturday at Provident Credit Union Event Center, falling to the San Jose State Spartans 74-68 in overtime. Chibuzo Agbo had 17 points in the losing effort, carrying the team.

The Broncos are second in the Mountain West Conference.The teams are meeting for the last time this season. San Diego State will be seeking a season sweep against Boise State after taking the only prior matchup 72-52 at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl on February 3. Nathan Mensah led the Aztecs with 17 points. Max Rice had 16 points in defeat.

Matt Bradley is averaging 13.0 points per game to lead the Aztecs in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Mensah is grabbing 6.0 rebounds per game, and Trammell is dishing 3.5 assists.

Tyson Degenhart (14.3 ppg), Rice (14.0), and Marcus Shaver Jr. (13.0) have powered the Broncos’ offense. Shaver Jr. also has recorded 3.6 assists per game. Meanwhile, Naje Smith has pulled down 5.6 rebounds per game.

Holding opponents to 63.1 points per game, the Broncos are one of the top scoring defenses in the country (27th).The Aztecs are 4-6 in their last 10 trips to ExtraMile Arena. In the last 10 games, San Diego State is 9-1 with an average margin of +8.8 (70.5-61.7).

Boise State has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 71.1 points per game on average while holding opponents to 67.8 (+3.3 margin). The Broncos are averaging 72.3 ppg for the full season while allowing 63.1.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Keshad Johnson: 6.6 | 5.2 | +1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Naje Smith: 22.0 | 16.8 | +5.2
Kobe Young: 1.2 | 3.4 | -2.2
Points per game:
Naje Smith: 12.6 | 9.9 | +2.7
Rebounds per game:
Naje Smith: 7.4 | 5.6 | +1.8
Assists per game:
Marcus Shaver Jr.: 2.4 | 3.6 | -1.2

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Boise State (-145)

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