San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+28.5)
The San Diego State Aztecs (14-4) host the San Jose State Spartans (5-12) at Viejas Arena on Wednesday. San Diego State opens this game as 28.5-point favorites. The total is set at 144.
San Jose State comes into this contest with a mark of 5-12 this year. They average 66.0 pts per game (297th in D-1) while connecting on 39.6% from the field. The Spartans are shooting 31.0% from downtown (122 of 393) and 64.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, San Jose State is pulling in 35.0 boards per game and has accounted for 165 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 281st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 13.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.6 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 10.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 fouls. They currently rank 284th in college hoops in allowing assists with 254 conceded so far this year. The Spartans defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.8% (505 of 1,127) and they relinquish 44.1 boards per game as a group. They give up 31.0% on 3-point shots while they are 338th in the nation in points per game allowed (81.1).
The San Jose State Spartans faced the Aztecs and went home with a loss by a final score of 85-54 in their last game. San Jose State finished the game having earned a 34.0% field goal percentage (17 out of 50) and made 7 of their 21 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Spartans knocked down 13 of their 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they compiled 24 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 assists in this game while having 3 steals and 5 rejections. When talking about defense, San Jose State allowed the other team to go 34.0% from the field on 17 out of 50 shooting. San Diego State earned 14 assists and had 13 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Aztecs totaled 50 rebounds (24 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 5 blocks. San Diego State ended up shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe by making 27 of 35 attempts. They converted 6 out of their 27 tries from distance.
Jalen Dalcourt is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He had 13 points on 4 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes and also snagged 2 rebounds. Dalcourt ended up going 30.8% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Spartans was Trey Smith. He totaled 3 boards and also totaled 2 dimes. He went 44.4% from the floor for this contest by shooting 4-of-9 (12 points). Overall, Smith played for 31 minutes.
San Diego State has a record of 14-4 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Aztecs are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 96th in the country. San Diego State has scored 1,356 points for the campaign (75.3 per game) and they collect 36.4 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 15.2 times per contest (68th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 11.9 times per game. The Aztecs commit 18.4 personal fouls per contest while shooting 71.5% from the free throw line. The Aztecs on defense are ranked 9th in college hoops in PPG given up with 60.6. They are forcing 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.7% from the field (26th in D-1). The San Diego State defense allows 33.3% on 3-pointers (143 of 429) and their opposition knocks down 72.2% of their free throw shots. They surrender 13.3 assists and 30.8 boards per game, which is 202nd and 31st in college hoops.
In their win over San Jose State, the Aztecs corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 24 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in this game. They also blocked 2 attempts while recording 13 steals for the contest. The Spartans earned 23 fouls in the game which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 35 shots. They were able to bury 27 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.1%. When it comes to 3-point shots, San Diego State converted 6 out of 27 tries (22.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Aztecs finished the game shooting 26 out of 71 from the field which had them shooting 36.6%. The Aztecs allowed the Spartans to make 17 of their 50 attempts from the field which had them at 34.0% in the matchup. They went 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 7 of 21 and finished the game at 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). In regard to rebounds, San Diego State permitted San Jose State to snag 24 overall (4 offensive).
Jordan Schakel was important for the Aztecs for this contest. He converted 5 out of 10 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Schakel collected 3 boards in his 25 mins and tallied 2 dimes in this contest. Someone else that was pivotal for San Diego State was Nathan Mensah. He totaled 12 points in his 22 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 11 from the floor for the matchup. Mensah ended up shooting 45.5% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose State (+28.5)
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