The San Jose State Spartans (7-19, 3-11 MWC) will attempt to snap their five-game losing streak when they challenge the Boise State Broncos (17-10, 9-6 MWC) at Provident Credit Union Event Center. The game begins at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Boise State Broncos at San Jose State Spartans ATS Prediction
The Broncos are hoping for a better outcome after their 72-55 loss to the No. 4 San Diego State Aztecs in their last matchup. San Diego State’s 12.5 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Boise State, who had a rate of 22.0. The Aztecs’ mark was better than their season average of 14.4, while the Broncos’ was above their season average of 15.1. Justinian Jessup was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting.
In the Spartans’ last game, they were beaten by the Air Force Falcons, 95-86. Air Force’s offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over San Jose State. The Falcons had a rate of 27.3 (above their season average of 22.0), while the Spartans posted a mark of 15.8 (below their season average of 25.6). San Jose State’s Richard Washington had a solid performance, leading both teams in scoring with 31 points on 12-for-18 shooting.
This will be the second game of the season between these two squads. RJ Williams had 15 points and 13 rebounds in the first game, in which the Broncos defeated the Spartans 99-71. The Broncos knocked down 16 of their 20 free throws (80.0 percent) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (20.8 vs. 13.9).
It might be a tough matchup for San Jose State on the offensive glass. The Spartans rank 277th in offensive rebounding percentage (25.2 percent), while Boise State ranks seventh in defensive rebounding percentage (78.8 percent). Ball security should be an advantage for the Broncos. They rank 56th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.1 percent), while the Spartans force the 36th-fewest turnovers in the country (opponents’ turnover percentage of 16.9 percent).
Boise State at San Jose State Betting Pick
Free Prediction: ATS Winner – San Jose State, O/U – Under
Boise State ranks 60th in rebounds allowed per game (32.7) while San Jose State ranks 278th (40.0).
The Broncos rank 66th in assists allowed per game (11.4) while the Spartans rank 270th (18.4).
San Jose State averages 27.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 21st in the nation. Boise State ranks 132nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.2).
The Broncos rank 172nd in steals per game (5.7) while the Spartans rank 191st in steals allowed per game (7.3).
Boise State is 26th in the country with 2.5 blocks allowed per game while San Jose State is 30th with 2.5 blocks allowed per game.
The Broncos’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.0, down from 7.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Spartans have scored an average of 75.6 points per game (4.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 88.8 points per game (8.0 above their season average).