Utah State vs San Diego State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Utah State Aggies vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego State -8
The Utah State Aggies head to Viejas Arena to take on the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 8 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-6. They currently have a point differential of 14.0 as they are averaging 77.7 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. San Diego State has an overall record of 22-0. They are averaging 75.0 points per game and surrendering 57.2, good for a point differential of 17.8.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 9-12-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 8-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-8-0 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 12-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/11/19 F Aguek Arop Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/17/20 F Nathan Mensah Respiratory is out indefinitely
Sam Merrill comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Justin Bean averages 12.9 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Malachi Flynn scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Yanni Wetzell averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 77.7 points per contest, which is 38th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 104th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 228th in the nation. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 270th with 12.3 per game. The Aggies allow 63.7 points per contest, which is 52nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 54th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 57th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 40th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State is 92nd in the nation with 75.0 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 17.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the NCAA. They are 145th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 31st in assists per game with 15.5. The Aztecs are 334th in turnovers per contest with 11.0. The Aztecs give up 57.2 points per game, which ranks them 4th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 31st with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Aztecs are 252nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.8. In terms of pace they are 180th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 109th. As a team they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 165th in Division 1. Utah State is 287th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
San Diego State is 323rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Aztecs have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 7th. They are 311th in D-1 in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 26th. As a unit they are 24th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State +8
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