San Diego State Aztecs vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
The Michigan Wolverines (4-3) will take on the San Diego State Aztecs (5-2) at Crisler Center on Saturday.
The San Diego State Aztecs faced Long Beach State and earned the victory with a final of 72-47 in their last contest. San Diego State ended the contest having earned a 43.3% field goal percentage (26 of 60) and made 7 out of their 21 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Aztecs buried 13 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. With regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 34 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 15 assists in this matchup as well as creating 19 turnovers and earning 13 steals. When it comes to defending, San Diego State allowed the other team to shoot 32.7% from the field on 18 out of 55 shooting. Long Beach State earned 6 dimes and had 4 steals in the game. On top of that, Long Beach State snagged 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Long Beach State walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 22 shots. They also made 0 out of their 11 attempts from three-point range. With respect to fouls, the Aztecs ended up with 22 while Long Beach State finished the game with 15 fouls.
Trey Pulliam is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He accumulated 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting. He played 23 minutes and also totaled 1 rebound. He finished the contest at 77.8% from the field and also distributed 5 dimes.
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San Diego State steps onto the court with a mark of 5-2 for the season. They are averaging 63.9 points per game (314th in the country) on 40.7% from the floor. The Aztecs are shooting 27.6% from downtown (34 of 123) and 65.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, San Diego State is pulling down 36.1 boards per game and has racked up 76 assists for the year, which is 280th in college basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.9 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.9 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Aztecs are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are 62nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 69 relinquished on the year. The Aztecs defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 37.7% (151 of 401) and they relinquish 36.6 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 22.8% from 3-point land and they are ranked 25th in D-1 in PPG allowed (57.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Michigan Wolverines walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-51 when they played North Carolina. The Wolverines recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for this game. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. North Carolina committed 8 fouls for the matchup which took the Wolverines to the charity stripe for 6 attempts. They were able to bury 6 of the free throw tries for a clip of 100.0%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Michigan converted 5 of their 16 tries (31.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wolverines shot 20 for 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.1%. The Wolverines permitted North Carolina to bury 31 of their 67 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.3% in the matchup. They finished 42.1% from beyond the arc by going 8 of 19 and ended up going 2 of 3 from the free throw line (66.7%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Michigan permitted North Carolina to get 37 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Moussa Diabate was important for the Wolverines for this game. He accumulated 13 points in his 31 minutes on the court, but finished this game without an assist. He made 5 of 9 for the contest for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 3 rebounds.
Michigan has a record of 4-3 this season. The Wolverines commit 14.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 68.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.9 times per game (208th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per game. Michigan has accounted for 482 pts on the campaign (68.9 per contest) and they pull down 37.9 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wolverines are shooting 46.1% from the field, which is ranked 110th in the nation.
The Wolverines on the defensive end are ranked 120th in D-1 in PPG given up with 65.6. They have forced 10.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (96th in college basketball). The Michigan defense gives up 27.3% on 3-pointers (44 of 161) and opponents are converting on 73.5% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 10.3 assists and 31.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 69th and 64th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego State
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