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How and what to watch for Boise State vs. No. 22 San Diego State

Boise State and San Diego State will play again on Saturday after a wild game on Thursday between the two teams.

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San Diego State Aztecs forward Matt Mitchell drives the ball against Fresno State Bulldogs guard Junior Ballard during the second half at Save Mart Center. Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego State Aztecs and Boise State Broncos will see each other for the second time in three nights when they get together on Saturday.

San Diego State (18-4, 12-3 Mountain West) leads the conference and is 0.5 games ahead of the Colorado State Rams. The Aztecs have won nine in a row and haven’t lost since January 16th. On Thursday night, San Diego State got the best of Boise State 78-66 at home in overtime. Matt Mitchell scored 24 points on 8 of 17 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds for the Aztecs. They have the No. 12 ranked defense in adjusted efficiency.

Boise State (18-5, 14-4 Mountain West) had their four-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night despite an impressive performance from Marcus Shaver Jr., who scored 29 points on 10 of 21 shooting from the floor including 6 of 16 from the three-point line. The Broncos came back from a 17-point deficit in the second half and rallied to get to overtime where they were outscored 15-3.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Boise State vs. San Diego State on Saturday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network, or you can watch via the CBS Sports app or CBS All-Access with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login, 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: SDSU -6
Point Total: 135.5
Money line: Boise State +215, San Diego State -275

  • San Diego State is 5-0 straight up and against the spread in their last five games against Boise State.
  • The total went over in four of Boise State’s last five games, and the over hit in six of San Diego State’s last nine.
  • San Diego State is 8-1 against the spread and 9-0 straight up in their last nine games.

The Best Bet

The Aztecs survived the best shot of the Broncos on Thursday, and it seems unlikely after a gut-wrenching loss they’ll be able to hang around with a more talented program in The Show again. Hotels don’t make teams better, and SDSU has MWC top-seed considerations on the line. Boise deserves an at-large to the NCAA Tournament, but they don’t earn it here.

Pick: San Diego State -6

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