San Diego State vs Utah State College Basketball Picks and Tips 1/4/2020
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State -1.5
The San Diego State Aztecs travel to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 1.5 point favorites.
San Diego State heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-0. They currently have a point differential of 19.6 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 56.0 per game. Utah State has an overall mark of 13-3. They are averaging 80.0 points per contest and giving up 62.4, which is a point differential of 17.6.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 8-5-0 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 5-9-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 5-8-1 against the over/under
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/11/19 F Aguek Arop Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/01/20 F Nathan Mensah Respiratory is questionable
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
01/02/20 C Neemias Queta Knee is questionable
Matt Mitchell averages 11.1 points per game in 22.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Malachi Flynn comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Justin Bean averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Sam Merrill averages 17.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs allow 56.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 49th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in the nation. San Diego State averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 19.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 88th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 33rd in D-1. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 89th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 62.4 points per contest, which ranks them 50th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 43rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 53rd with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 174th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Utah State is 35th in the country with 80.0 points per game this year. They are 102nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 17.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 186th in the nation. They are 7th in the country in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 16.8. The Aggies are 283rd in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Aztecs are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 280th in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 85th. As a team they are 100th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 214th in Division 1. San Diego State is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 308th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 111.3, which is ranked 28th. They are 158th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 130th. As a unit they are 70th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 218th in the country.
Who will win tonight's San Diego State/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State -1.5
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