Utah State at San Diego State NCAA Basketball Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Viejas Arena to play the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 5 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.3 as they are averaging 79.9 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. San Diego State has an overall mark of 13-9. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 12-9-0 against the over/under
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 10-11-0 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 8-13-0 against the over/under
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
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Neemias Queta averages 11.1 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%. Sam Merrill comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Devin Watson averages 15.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jalen McDaniels averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 220th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the NCAA. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in the nation. Utah State averages 79.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 40th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 34th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 117th in D-1. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 186th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 130th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 139th in those defensive statistics. They rank 178th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 89th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aztecs are 193rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. San Diego State is 127th in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 119th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 70th in the nation. They are 200th in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 54th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Aztecs are 222nd in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Aggies are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.4. In terms of pace they are 109th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 43rd. As a team they are 26th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 204th in Division 1. Utah State is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
San Diego State is 193rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Aztecs are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 203rd in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 124th. As a team they are 82nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 195th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego State +5
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