San Diego State Aztecs vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 12/10/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego State (+4)
Desert Financial Arena is the venue where and the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1) will play the San Diego State Aztecs (4-0) on Thursday. Arizona State opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 147.
San Diego State comes into this contest with a mark of 4-0 for the year. They are giving up possession 11.0 times per game and as a group they commit 18.0 fouls per game. As a unit, San Diego State is grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 56 assists so far this year, which is 126th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Aztecs are hitting 34.0% on three-point attempts (35 of 103) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.5 pts per contest (152nd in the country) while hitting 44.2% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Aztecs are forcing 18.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.5 fouls. They give up 30.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 9th in college hoops in points per game allowed (54.3). The Aztecs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 38.3% (77 of 201) and they concede 31.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 191st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 51 conceded for the campaign.
The San Diego State Aztecs faced off with the Pepperdine Waves and went home with a win by a final score of 65-60 in their last game. San Diego State finished with a 42.0% FG percentage (21 of 50) and knocked down 2 of their 19 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Aztecs buried 21 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 67.7%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists for the matchup as well as getting 11 steals and 3 blocks. In regard to defense, San Diego State allowed the other team to shoot 42.0% from the field on 21 of 50. Pepperdine recorded 14 dimes and 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Waves grabbed 22 boards (3 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Pepperdine went 70.0% from the free throw line by burying 7 of their 10 tries. They also knocked down 7 of 21 attempts from long range.
Jordan Schakel is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He walked away with 17 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 31 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Schakel finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the matchup for the Aztecs was Matt Mitchell. He had 5 boards and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished 40.0% from the field for the game by going 4-of-10 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Mitchell played 31 minutes.
Arizona State has a record of 3-1 this year. Arizona State has earned 338 points on the campaign (84.5 per contest) and they pull in 32.0 boards per contest. The Sun Devils are responsible for committing 21.5 fouls per game and they connect on 69.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Sun Devils are hitting on 48.1% from the floor, which ranks them 110th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 12.3 times per contest (215th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 250th in college hoops in points given up per game with 77.5. They are forcing 17.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (217th in Division 1). The Arizona State defense gives up 37.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (36 of 97) and opponents are knocking down 68.0% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.8 dimes and 38.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 150th and 227th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arizona State Sun Devils went home victorious with a score of 70-62 against the California Golden Bears. The Sun Devils corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 24 for this contest. They also stuffed 3 tries while recording 3 steals in this game. The Golden Bears earned 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Sun Devils to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Arizona State converted 6 of 21 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Sun Devils shot 26 for 52 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Sun Devils allowed the Golden Bears to convert 22 of 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% in this game. They finished 26.9% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). In regard to how they rebounded, Arizona State allowed California to pull down 33 in all (9 offensive).
Remy Martin ended up being a major contributor for the Sun Devils in this game. He buried 8 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal rate of 72.7%, which had him finishing with 22 points. Martin snagged 4 rebounds in his 37 minutes and accumulated 5 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Arizona State was Josh Christopher. He was able to score 14 points in his 28 minutes on the court by going 6 of 12 from the floor for the matchup. Christopher ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona State (-4)
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