San Jose State Spartans vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 12/21/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+17.5)
The San Jose State Spartans (1-2) head to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Monday where they'll meet the Utah State Aggies (3-3). The odds on this contest have Utah State as 17.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 148.5.
San Jose State will play this game with a win-loss mark of 1-2 so far this season. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a group they commit 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, San Jose State is pulling in 37.3 boards per game and is sitting with 33 assists this year, which ranks 308th in the nation in terms of passing. The Spartans are hitting 35.2% on three-point attempts (25 of 71) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.0 points per contest (176th in the nation) while connecting on 39.7% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Spartans are able to force 10.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. They relinquish 26.3% from beyond the arc and they are 315th in the nation in points per game allowed (83.3). The Spartans are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.0% (90 of 200) and they concede 43.0 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 31st in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 34 surrendered this year.
The San Jose State Spartans took the court against the Cal Poly Mustangs and took a loss by a final of 75-71 in their last game. San Jose State finished the contest with a 35.5% FG percentage (22 of 62) and knocked down 6 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Spartans made 21 of 33 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 32 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 7 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 7 steals and 3 rejections. In terms of the defense, San Jose State allowed their opponent to shoot 35.5% from the field on 22 out of 62. Cal Poly distributed 12 dimes and 5 steals in this contest. In addition, the Mustangs grabbed 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Cal Poly finished the contest at 80.8% when shooting free throws by making 21 of their 26 attempts. They knocked down 4 of their 13 shots from beyond the arc.
Richard Washington is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He had 24 points on 9 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and snagged 4 boards. Washington went 42.9% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in this game for the Spartans was Ralph Agee. He grabbed 8 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He finished shooting 44.4% from the field in this game by going 4-of-9 (13 points). Overall, Agee was on the hardwood for 32 minutes.
Utah State has a win-loss record of 3-3 for the year. The Aggies commit 14.0 fouls per game and they hit 73.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 12.3 times per contest (241st in D-1) and they turn the ball over 13.7 times per game. Utah State has tallied 427 points so far this year (71.2 per game) and they grab 38.2 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Aggies are shooting 42.5% from the floor, which is ranked 258th in the country. The Aggies on the defensive side of the court are 176th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 70.0. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (205th in the country). The Utah State defense concedes 38.9% on 3-point shots (65 of 167) and opponents are making 80.8% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 13.5 assists and 29.5 rebounds per contest, which is 211th and 26th in those categories on the defensive end.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Utah State Aggies took home the win by a final score of 63-50 when they played the Northern Colorado Bears. The Aggies pulled down 24 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 38 in this matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while recording 9 steals in this game. The Bears were called for 15 personal fouls in this contest which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for 13 attempts. They were able to convert 8 of the free throws for a rate of 61.5%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Utah State made 3 out of their 8 attempts (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Aggies walked away from this one shooting 26 for 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.9%. The Aggies allowed the Bears to convert 19 out of their 48 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 39.6% for this game. They went 26.1% from distance by shooting 6 of 23 and ended up shooting 6 of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Utah State permitted Northern Colorado to collect 26 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Marco Anthony ended up playing a lot for the Aggies for the matchup. He converted 7 of 20 for the matchup giving him a rate of 35.0%, which got him 19 points. Anthony pulled down 2 boards in his 33 minutes and added 2 assists for this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Utah State was Justin Bean. He ended up finishing with 12 points in 32 minutes played by way of 6 of 11 shooting for this contest. Bean ended up shooting 54.5% from the field and also totaling 2 assists and 11 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose State (+17.5)
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