No. 22 San Diego State has won eight straight games and has been one of the country's best teams this year, but doesn’t sit atop the Mountain West Conference. Boise State holds a narrow edge over the Aztecs as the two schools are set to face off for the first time this year on Thursday.
San Diego State (17-4, 11-3) has not lost since it dropped back-to-back games against Utah State in January. The Aztecs haven’t taken down any major players, but their balanced scoring and sixth-ranked scoring defense can keep them in any game. Matt Mitchell and Jordan Schakel alternate carrying the offense, and both seniors will have major roles to play against Boise State.
Boise State (18-4, 14-3) rebounded from back-to-back losses against Nevada by going on a four-game winning streak. Their only losses this season came against No. 12 Houston in the season opener, and via a split with fellow bubble team Colorado State. The Broncos’ potent offense is powered by senior forward Derrick Alston Jr., who’s scored at least 20 points in 12 games this season. Getting the best of an elite defense could be a challenge for him.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Boise State vs. San Diego State on Thursday, February 25th at 9:00 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can stream it on the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: San Diego State -6
Point Total: 138
Money line: Boise State +215, San Diego State -275
- San Diego State is 12-8 ATS overall and 7-6 at home.
- Boise State is also 12-8 ATS overall but 6-4 on the road.
The Best Bet
This could very well be a close game, but home-court advantage should give San Diego State an edge. While the Aztecs are just above .500 ATS at home, they boast an 11-2 record. SDSU has won eight straight games by double digits in recent weeks, while Boise has had several close calls.
Pick: San Diego State -6
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