Utah State at San Diego State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Viejas Arena to play the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 11.5 point favorites.
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Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 69.1 per game. San Diego State has an overall record of 8-4. They are averaging 77.5 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 6-4 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
12/29/17 C Klay Stall Back is "?" Saturday vs San Diego State
11/24/17 G Brock Miller Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Koby McEwan averages 12.9 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Sam Merrill averages 14.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Malik Pope averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Devin Watson averages 13.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 137th and 233rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 166th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in college basketball. Utah State averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 182nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 162nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 159th in D-1. They average 35.0 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 227th and 184th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 261st with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs surrender 66.2 points per contest, which ranks them 64th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 42nd and 50th in those defensive statistics. They rank 203rd with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 141st with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aztecs are 239th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. San Diego State is 121st in Division 1 with 77.5 points per game this year. They are 223rd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 306th in the nation. They are 22nd in college basketball in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 181st in assists per contest with 14.0. The Aztecs are 220th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Aggies are 129th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 163rd. In terms of pace they are 246th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 128th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 75th in Division 1. Utah State is 236th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 149th in the nation.
San Diego State is 261st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 52nd in Division 1. The Aztecs are 29th in the nation in defensive rating with 91, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 147th. They are 97th in D-1 in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 245th. As a unit they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 187th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego State -11.5
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