Utah State vs St. Mary's NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 11/29/2019
Game: Utah State Aggies vs St. Mary's Gaels
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, CA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Mary's -3
The Utah State Aggies travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Friday, November 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 3 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 24.9 as they are averaging 82.6 points per contest while giving up 57.7 per game. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 59.8, which is a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 2-4-1 against the over/under
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 2-4-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/24/19 C Neemias Queta Knee is "?"
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alphonso Anderson averages 14.7 points per game in 24.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Sam Merrill comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Malik Fitts averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Jordan Ford averages 20.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allow 57.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 135th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 46th, and they give up 8.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the NCAA. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in the nation. Utah State averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 34th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 24.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 77th in D-1. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels surrender 59.8 points per contest, which ranks them 37th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 251st and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 6.8 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 28.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 124th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. St. Mary's is 200th in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 77th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the nation. They are 312th in the country in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game and 247th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Gaels are 315th in turnovers per game with 11.2.
The Aggies are 17th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.8. In terms of pace they are 166th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 75th. As a team they are 44th 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 283rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
St. Mary's is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Gaels have an offensive rating of 110, which is ranked 57th. They are 345th in D-1 in pace with 63.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 55th. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Mary's -3
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