San Diego State at Utah State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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The San Diego State Aztecs travel to Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 8.5 point favorites.
San Diego State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 67.9 per contest. Utah State has an overall record of 22-6. They are averaging 78.6 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 12.7.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 14-11-0 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 8-17-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Jalen McDaniels comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Devin Watson averages 16.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Sam Merrill averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Neemias Queta averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 158th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 148th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 89th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 83rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 200th with 12.9 per game. The Aztecs allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 59th and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 163rd place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 51st in the country with 78.6 points per game this year. They are 54th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 108th in the nation. They are 17th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Aggies are 213th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Aggies surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 46th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 239th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 137th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Aztecs have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 107th. They are 210th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 142nd. As a unit they are 118th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in D-1. San Diego State is 180th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 214th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 111.7, which is ranked 37th. They are 142nd in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 55th. As a unit they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 169th in the country.
Who will win tonight's San Diego State/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State -8.5
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