San Diego State at California College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The San Diego State Aztecs head to Haas Pavilion to take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 5 point favorites.
San Diego State comes into this game with an overall record of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 69.6 per contest. California has an overall mark of 2-5. They are averaging 69.4 points per contest and giving up 75.6, which is a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 1-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 3-4-0 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 3-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Watson comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Jalen McDaniels averages 14.3 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 8.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Paris Austin scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Justice Sueing averages 11.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State averages 75.3 points per contest, which is 162nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 199th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 186th and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 176th with 13.6 per game. The Aztecs allow 69.6 points per contest, which is 142nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 66th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 186th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 108th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 288th in the nation with 69.4 points per contest this season. They are 120th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -6.1. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the NCAA. They are 350th in D-1 in rebounding with 27.7 boards per contest and 345th in assists per game with 9.6. The Golden Bears are 288th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Golden Bears give up 75.6 points per game, which ranks them 259th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 329th and 285th in those defensive statistics. They rank 282nd with 14.7 dimes allowed per game and 158th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Bears are 137th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Aztecs have an offensive rating of 107.3, which is ranked 138th. They are 224th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 168th. As a unit they are 116th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 145th in D-1. San Diego State is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
California is 196th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Bears are 213th in the country in offensive rating with 102.5. In terms of pace they are 309th in Division 1 with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 155th. As a team they are 126th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 329th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Diego State/California college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego State -5
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