Utah State Aggies vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State (+1.5)
The Utah State Aggies (20-7) head to Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday where they'll meet the San Diego State Aztecs (22-4). Utah State opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 128.5.
Utah State will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 20-7 for the campaign. They average 73.9 points per contest (109th in the nation) while hitting 44.9% from the field. The Aggies are hitting 33.9% on 3-point shots (178 of 525) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah State is collecting 41.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 446 dimes for the season, which is 9th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.2 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Aggies have forced 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. The Aggies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.9% (588 of 1,510) and they concede 30.4 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 199th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 312 conceded for the year. They are relinquishing 33.6% on shots from distance while they are 15th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (62.0).
The Utah State Aggies stepped onto the hardwood against the Colorado State Rams and walked away with a win by a score of 62-50 in their last game. Utah State finished with a 36.1% FG percentage (22 of 61) and buried 7 out of their 25 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Aggies converted 11 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 78.6%. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled 45 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 assists in this matchup while forcing 6 turnovers and having 4 steals. Regarding the defense, Utah State allowed 29.8% from the field on 17 of 57 shooting. Colorado State distributed 6 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, Colorado State snagged 40 rebounds (16 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Colorado State finished the contest at 72.2% when shooting free throws by burying 13 of 18 attempts. They also made 3 out of their 19 shots from 3-point range.
Neemias Queta is someone who came through for the game. He notched 18 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He played for 0 minutes and totaled 14 rebounds. Queta finished shooting 42.9% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. Another guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Aggies was Justin Bean. He collected 11 rebounds in his 0 minutes on the court. He finished the game at 57.1% from the field in this game by shooting 4-of-7 (13 points). When the game finished, Bean earned 1 assist.
San Diego State has a win-loss mark of 22-4 for the season. San Diego State has 1,932 pts for the campaign (74.3 per contest) and they pull down 36.1 boards per contest. The Aztecs commit 18.5 fouls per contest and they hit 72.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Aztecs are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which ranks 105th in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.1 times per game (106th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest. The Aztecs are ranked 7th in college hoops in PPG given up with 60.7. They have allowed 12.5 assists and 31.8 rebounds every game, which ranks 136th and 42nd in Division 1. The San Diego State defense gives up 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc (207 of 630) and opponents are connecting on 72.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.7% from the field (7th in the country).
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs walked away with a victory by a final of 77-70 against the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Aztecs earned 27 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Wolf Pack were called for 25 fouls for this game which got the Aztecs to the free throw line for 32 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throws for a clip of 62.5%. In regard to three-point shots, San Diego State converted 9 of their 21 attempts (42.9%). Overall, the Aztecs walked away from this one shooting 24 for 53 from the floor which had them shooting 45.3%. The Aztecs permitted the Wolf Pack to make 19 out of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 35.8% for this game. They finished 23.8% from distance by going 5 out of 21 and ended up going 27 out of 34 at the free throw line (79.4%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, San Diego State allowed Nevada to pull down 33 overall (9 offensive).
Matt Mitchell ended up being a major contributor for the Aztecs in the matchup. He converted 6 of 15 for the contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. Mitchell had 24 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game. Another guy that played a role for San Diego State was Jordan Schakel. He wrapped the game up with 2 assists in his 35 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 6 out of 9 from the floor. Schakel ended the game having shot 66.7% from the field in addition to contributing 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah State (+1.5)
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