San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 2/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+26)
The San Jose State Spartans (5-11) head to Viejas Arena on Monday where they'll take on the San Diego State Aztecs (13-4). San Jose State opens this contest as 26-point dogs. The O/U is set at 145.5.
San Jose State steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 5-11 so far this season. They currently have an average of 66.8 pts per contest (290th in Division 1) while going 39.9% from the field. The Spartans are connecting on 30.9% on three-point attempts (115 of 372) and 63.9% from the free throw line. As a team, San Jose State is pulling in 35.3 rebounds per contest and has tallied 156 dimes this year, which has them ranked 289th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 12.9 times per game and as a group are committing 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 10.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They give up 31.6% on shots from downtown and they are 336th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (80.9). The Spartans are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.4% (479 of 1,056) and they relinquish 43.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 263rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 240 surrendered this season.
The San Jose State Spartans played the Air Force Falcons and notched a win by a score of 75-62 in their last game. San Jose State walked away from the contest having earned a 51.9% field goal percentage (27 of 52) and made 9 out of their 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Spartans made 12 of 18 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned 35 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 dimes for the game while having 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding defense, San Jose State allowed their opponent to shoot 51.9% from the field on 27 out of 52 shooting. Air Force earned 17 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. On top of that, the Falcons snagged 26 rebounds (4 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Air Force finished the contest at 25.0% from the charity stripe by making 1 of 4 attempts. They knocked down 11 out of their 37 shots from long range.
Ralph Agee is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He notched 22 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He played 40 minutes and totaled 14 rebounds. Agee finished the game at 81.8% from the field and also earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Spartans was Trey Smith. He grabbed 2 boards and had 3 assists. He finished shooting 38.5% from the floor in the game by going 5-of-13 (21 points). When all was said and done, Smith played 40 min.
San Diego State has a win-loss mark of 13-4 for the year. The Aztecs commit 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 70.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.3 times per game (68th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per contest. San Diego State has accumulated 1,271 pts this year (74.8 per contest) and they snag 35.4 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Aztecs are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks 72nd in college basketball. The Aztecs defensively are ranked 10th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 61.0. The San Diego State defense allows 33.3% on 3-point shots (136 of 408) and opponents are knocking down 72.2% of their foul shots. They surrender 13.6 dimes and 30.8 rebounds per game, which is ranked 221st and 32nd in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (33rd in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the San Diego State Aztecs got the win with a final of 98-71 when they faced the Wyoming Cowboys. The Aztecs pulled down 20 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the game. They turned away 2 attempts while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Cowboys earned 23 personal fouls for the contest which took the Aztecs to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 86.4%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, San Diego State knocked down 11 of their 23 tries (47.8%). When the game finished, the Aztecs shot 34 for 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 60.7%. The Aztecs allowed the Cowboys to make 20 of 46 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.5% in this game. They went 33.3% from distance by going 10 out of 30 and ended up shooting 21 of 29 at the free throw line (72.4%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, San Diego State permitted Wyoming to collect 15 in all (4 offensive).
Matt Mitchell was important for the Aztecs for the matchup. He made 9 of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Mitchell grabbed 5 boards in his 29 mins and had 4 dimes in this matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for San Diego State was Jordan Schakel. He ended up scoring 10 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 of 4 shooting in this contest. Schakel walked away from this one going 75.0% from the field in addition to earning 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego State (-26)
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