Arizona State Sun Devils vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 11/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
The Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1) are en route to Viejas Arena on Thursday where they will take on the San Diego State Aztecs (1-1).
The Arizona State Sun Devils played North Florida and notched a win by a score of 72-63 in their last game. Arizona State finished the contest having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (28 of 60) and converted 9 out of their 19 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Sun Devils converted 7 of 18 attempts for a rate of 38.9%. With respect to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 37 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 16 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to defending, Arizona State allowed the other team to go 37.5% from the field on 21 out of 56 shooting. North Florida earned 10 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, North Florida snagged 26 boards (3 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. North Florida went 76.5% when shooting free throws by making 13 of 17 tries. They also made 8 of their 23 attempts from three-point range. Concerning fouls, the Sun Devils ended up finishing with 18 and North Florida recorded 19 fouls.
DJ Horne is one player who was a major factor in the matchup. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and grabbed 5 rebounds. He accounted for 16 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Arizona State heads into this one with a mark of 2-1 for the season. They cough up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Arizona State is snagging 41.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 43 assists for the season, which has them ranked 121st in the nation in terms of passing. The Sun Devils are hitting 33.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (21 of 63) and 60.0% from the charity stripe. They average 71.0 points per outing (218th in the country) while connecting on 44.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Sun Devils have forced 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 250th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 39 relinquished so far this year. The Sun Devils defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.6% (66 of 171) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 111th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.0).
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs went home defeated by a final of 66-60 when they faced BYU. In relation to rebounding, San Diego State permitted BYU to collect 36 in all (12 on the offensive side). They went 22.2% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 4 out of 18 and ended up going 18 of 23 at the charity stripe (78.3%). The Aztecs allowed BYU to knock down 22 of their 57 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Aztecs finished 24 for 61 from the field which had them shooting 39.3%. In the matter of three-point shots, San Diego State made 3 of 22 tries (13.6%). They were able to bury 9 of those for a rate of 47.4%. BYU committed 18 fouls for the matchup which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They turned it over 10 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Aztecs earned 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the game.
Nathan Mensah ended up being a major contributor for the Aztecs in this game. He earned 18 points in his 23 mins on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He converted 6 out of 7 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 85.7%, and had 8 rebounds.
San Diego State has a win-loss record of 1-1 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Aztecs are connecting on 42.7% from the field, which is ranked 230th in the nation. San Diego State has totaled 126 points for the campaign (63.0 per contest) and they pull in 36.0 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 8.0 times per contest (349th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 11.5 times per contest. The Aztecs commit 18.5 personal fouls per game and they shoot 56.3% from the free throw line.
The San Diego State defense gives up 25.0% on shots from beyond the arc (10 of 40) and their opponents are knocking down 78.1% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.0 dimes and 34.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 178th and 155th in college hoops. The Aztecs on defense are ranked 68th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 59.5. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (107th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego State
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