Colorado State Rams vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 1/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Ability 360 Sports and Fitness Center in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State (-18)
Ability 360 Sports and Fitness Center is the venue where and the San Jose State Spartans (2-8) will take on the Colorado State Rams (8-2) on Thursday. San Jose State opens this matchup as 18-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 156.
Colorado State will enter this matchup with a mark of 8-2 this season. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per game and as a team are committing 15.4 fouls every game. As a team, Colorado State is pulling in 33.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 152 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 122nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Rams are hitting 39.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (96 of 241) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 73.1 points per contest (162nd in D-1) while hitting 45.6% from the field. On the defensive end, the Rams are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 177th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 127 surrendered for the campaign. The Rams defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.3% (246 of 596) and they surrender 35.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 29.4% on 3-pointers while they are 61st in D-1 in PPG allowed (64.7).
The Colorado State Rams took the court against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and walked away with a win by a score of 83-80 in their last game. Colorado State wrapped up the game having earned a 53.7% FG percentage (29 of 54) and made 16 out of their 29 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rams converted 9 of 13 tries for a rate of 69.2%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 23 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 19 assists in this game as well as getting 3 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to the defense, Colorado State allowed the other team to shoot 53.7% from the field on 29 of 54 shooting. UNLV recorded 10 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Moreover, the Runnin' Rebels collected 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. UNLV finished the contest at 80.0% at the free throw line by making 12 of 15 tries. They converted 6 out of their 22 attempts from 3-point land.
Isaiah Stevens is one player who was a factor for the game. He left the arena with 22 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played 37 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Stevens ended up shooting 46.2% from the field and distributed 8 assists. Someone else that played a role in this matchup for the Rams was David Roddy. He grabbed 5 boards and also accounted for 6 assists. He finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor for this game by going 8-of-14 (18 points). In all, Roddy played 32 minutes.
San Jose State has a record of 2-8 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spartans are hitting on 37.7% from the floor, which ranks 345th in college hoops. San Jose State has accounted for 682 points for the year (68.2 per contest) and they collect 37.4 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 10.1 times per game (326th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. The Spartans have committed 18.7 personal fouls every game and they go 68.3% from the charity stripe. The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 341st in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 85.8. The San Jose State defense surrenders 32.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (83 of 258) and opponents are converting on 73.9% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 14.7 assists and 47.2 boards per game, which ranks 276th and 343rd in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing 10.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (237th in college basketball).
For their last game, the San Jose State Spartans took a loss by a final score of 80-65 when they played the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Spartans were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this matchup. They also stuffed 4 tries while earning 6 steals in this game. The Bulldogs were called for 12 fouls for the contest which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to convert 10 of those for a rate of 83.3%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, San Jose State made 7 of 23 tries (30.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spartans went 24 for 62 from the field which had them at 38.7%. The Spartans permitted the Bulldogs to make 29 of their 66 tries from the field which left them shooting 43.9% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 44.8% from downtown by connecting on 13 of 29 and finished the contest at 9 of 20 from the charity stripe (45.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, San Jose State permitted Fresno State to collect 39 overall (15 on the offensive side).
Richard Washington ended up being important for the Spartans for the contest. He made 8 out of 17 for this game for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, which had him finishing with 24 points. Washington totaled 8 rebounds in his 38 minutes played and had 2 assists for the game. An additional guy that was important for San Jose State was Ralph Agee. He left the arena with 14 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood via 7 of 11 from the floor in this game. Agee ended up shooting 63.6% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado State (-18)
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