Utah State vs San Jose State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/4/2019
Game: Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Event Center Arena in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State +21
The Utah State Aggies travel to Event Center Arena to play the San Jose State Spartans on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 21 point favorites.
Utah State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 20.8 as they are averaging 81.4 points per game while giving up 60.6 per contest. San Jose State has an overall record of 3-5. They are averaging 66.4 points per game and surrendering 79.1, good for a point differential of -12.8.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 3-4-1 against the over/under
Important San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 2-5-0 against the spread
The San Jose State Spartans are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/30/19 C Neemias Queta Knee is questionable
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sam Merrill comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Justin Bean averages 14.8 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 11.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Seneca Knight averages 11.8 points per game while playing 26.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Richard Washington averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 81.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 33rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 20.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 76th in the nation. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 285th with 12.0 per game. The Aggies allow 60.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 9.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in Division 1. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 186th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State is 284th in the country with 66.4 points per game this year. They are 314th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -12.8. They shoot 26% from 3-point range, which is good for 337th in the nation. They are 128th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 184th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Spartans are 24th in turnovers per game with 17.1. The Spartans surrender 79.1 points per contest, which ranks them 328th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 311th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 346th with 19.1 assists allowed per contest and 248th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 62nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Aggies are 17th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.4. In terms of pace they are 155th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 74th. As a team they are 48th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Utah State is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
San Jose State is 37th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 325th in the country in offensive rating with 87.9. In terms of pace they are 35th in Division 1 with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 320th. As a team they are 319th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 173rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/San Jose State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose State +21
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