San Jose State Spartans vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 12/23/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+20)
The San Jose State Spartans (1-3) head to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Utah State Aggies (4-3). Utah State opens this contest as 20-point favorites. The O/U opens at 150.5.
San Jose State enters this contest with a mark of 1-3 for the season. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.3 personal fouls per game. As a team, San Jose State is snagging 37.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 42 dimes this season, which has them ranked 306th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Spartans are shooting 32.0% on three-point attempts (31 of 97) and 62.1% from the charity stripe. They average 70.3 points per contest (226th in D-1) while hitting 37.8% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Spartans have forced 9.8 turnovers every game while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They concede 29.5% on three-point shots and they are ranked 329th in D-1 in points per game allowed (89.3). The Spartans defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.0% (133 of 283) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 94th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 61 relinquished on the campaign.
The San Jose State Spartans played the Utah State Aggies and took a loss by a final of 107-62 in their last contest. San Jose State ended the contest with a 32.9% FG percentage (23 of 70) and made 6 of their 26 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Spartans buried 10 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 47.6%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 assists in this contest while earning 4 steals and 6 rejections. When discussing the defense, San Jose State let their opponent shoot 32.9% from the field on 23 of 70. Utah State recorded 27 dimes and 7 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Aggies totaled 55 rebounds (19 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Utah State ended up going 66.7% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of 15 attempts. They made 11 of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
Sebastian Mendoza is one player who played a role in this game. He ended up finishing with 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 19 mins and also pulled down 2 boards. Mendoza finished the contest at 44.4% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the Spartans was Richard Washington. He grabbed 3 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He went 50.0% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 8-of-16 (20 points). Overall, Washington was on the hardwood for 28 minutes.
Utah State has a record of 4-3 this year. Utah State has scored 534 pts on the campaign (76.3 per contest) and they pull in 41.1 rebounds per contest. The Aggies commit 15.1 personal fouls every game and they go 73.1% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Aggies are hitting on 44.3% from the field, which is 196th in college hoops. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per game (122nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per game. The Aggies defensively are ranked 157th in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.9. They have conceded 12.9 assists and 30.4 rebounds per game, which is 178th and 45th in the nation. The Utah State defense surrenders 36.8% on shots from 3-point land (71 of 193) and opponents are making 73.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (159th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Utah State Aggies took home the win by a final score of 107-62 against the San Jose State Spartans. The Aggies were able to corral 36 defensive boards and 19 offensive rebounds totaling 55 in this matchup. They stuffed 7 shots while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Spartans were called for 13 personal fouls in this game which took the Aggies to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. With regard to shots from downtown, Utah State converted 11 of 31 tries (35.5%). In all, the Aggies went 43 for 83 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.8%. The Aggies allowed the Spartans to convert 23 out of 70 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 32.9% for the matchup. They went 23.1% from distance by going 6 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 21 from the charity stripe (47.6%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Utah State permitted San Jose State to collect 35 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Marco Anthony ended up playing a lot for the Aggies in this game. He converted 5 out of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which got him 12 points. Anthony pulled down 4 rebounds in his 23 minutes and added 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who came through for Utah State was Brock Miller. He finished with 14 points in his 21 minutes on the court via 5 of 9 shooting for this contest. Miller ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field and also collecting 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Jose State (+20)
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