California at San Diego State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The California Golden Bears travel to Viejas Arena to play the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 14.5 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-6. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 80.6 per game. San Diego State has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 80.8 points per contest and giving up 64.3, which is a point differential of 16.4.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 3-5 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 5-2 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 5-2 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
11/16/17 F Cole Welle Thumb is out indefinitely
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/08/17 G Trey Kell Ankle is "?" Saturday vs California
Marcus Lee averages 12.3 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Don Coleman averages 20.8 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Trey Kell averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Devin Watson averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Bears allow 80.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 310th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc, ranking them 279th and 341st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 148th, and they give up 16.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 311th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in college basketball. California averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 203rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 165th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game, which ranks them 192nd and 323rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 61st with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 48th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 210th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 116th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aztecs are 235th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season. San Diego State is 79th in Division 1 with 80.8 points per game this year. They are 160th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 16.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 283rd in the nation. They are 8th in college basketball in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game and 135th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Aztecs are 221st in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Golden Bears are 220th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 315th. In terms of pace they are 121st in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 256th. As a team they are 219th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 344th in Division 1. California is 79th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 300th in the nation.
San Diego State is 260th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 32nd in Division 1. The Aztecs are 19th in the nation in defensive rating with 87.7, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 86th. They are 91st in D-1 in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 201st. As a unit they are 169th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 246th in the country.
Who will win tonight's California/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego State -14.5
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