San Diego State vs Utah NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 12/21/2019
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah +6
The San Diego State Aztecs travel to Staples Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego State as 6 point favorites.
San Diego State heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-0. They currently have a point differential of 20.1 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 56.6 per game. Utah has an overall record of 9-2. They are averaging 81.7 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 13.4.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 7-3-0 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/11/19 F Aguek Arop Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Matt Mitchell averages 11.5 points per game in 21.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Malachi Flynn comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Both Gach averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Timmy Allen averages 21.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs allow 56.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 87th place in the NCAA. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in the nation. San Diego State averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 20.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 89th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 62nd and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 337th with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 172nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 106th and 153rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 169th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 81st with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 84th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Utah is 21st in the country with 81.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 13.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 105th in the nation. They are 42nd in the country in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game and 41st in assists per contest with 16.2. The Utes are 186th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Aztecs are 18th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.4. In terms of pace they are 290th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 73rd. As a team they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 210th in Division 1. San Diego State is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 177th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 112.9, which is ranked 21st. They are 127th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 12th. As a unit they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in the country.
Who will win tonight's San Diego State/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +6
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