Boise State and Northwestern are scheduled to compete in the First Round of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in the West Region, to be held on March 16 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The odds predict Northwestern will win by 1.5 points, with a total point expectation of 128.0.
Boise State finished the season with a record of 24-9 and 16-14-2 ATS. They defeated UNLV but lost to Utah State in the Mountain West Conference Tournament, securing third place in the MWC with a 13-5 record. Tyson Degenhart led the team with an average of 14.3 points per game. Over their last five games, they have a record of 2-3 SU and ATS. Currently, they are ranked 29th in the NCAA NET Rankings and 31st in the KenPom rankings. KenPom shows their defense as above average, ranked 14th in adjusted defensive efficiency, while their offense ranks 79th in adjusted offensive efficiency.
Northwestern has a record of 21-11 and 19-13 ATS, losing in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference Tournament. They finished third in the conference with a 12-8 record. Boo Buie, a senior guard, was their top player, averaging 17.1 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game, while Julian Roper II, a sophomore guard, is out for the season with an ankle injury. Northwestern has a strong defense, ranked 13th in adjusted defensive efficiency, while their offense ranks 109th in adjusted offensive efficiency.
Northwestern is the No. 7 seed in the West Region, and Boise State is the No. 10 seed. This will be the first time the two teams meet in the Men’s Basketball Championship – West Region – 1st Round. Without a doubt, we will have an excellent game in which both teams will be looking for a victory after losing their last games. Both teams are very prepared for this game, however, the Boise State Broncos are the most likely to win the game according to the oddsmakers.
Boise St Broncos vs Northwestern Wildcats Game Information
- Date: 03/16/2023
- Time: 07:35 PM ET
- Location: Golden 1 Center.
- How to Watch Boise St vs Northwestern: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Boise St vs Northwestern Betting Lines
Northwestern is –130 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $76.92.On the other side, Boise St is +110 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Northwestern at a 56.52% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Boise St has 47.62% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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