BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 11/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The BYU Cougars (1-0) are headed to Viejas Arena on Friday where they will go up against the San Diego State Aztecs (1-0).
The BYU Cougars took the court against Idaho State and earned the victory with a final of 60-56 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Cougars ended up finishing with 20 and Idaho State totaled 20 personal fouls. They made 8 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point range. Idaho State finished the game shooting 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 14 attempts. Additionally, Idaho State pulled down 29 boards (3 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Idaho State doled out 7 assists and had 15 steals in this matchup. Regarding defending, BYU allowed the other team to shoot 38.0% from the field on 19 out of 50 shooting. They also distributed 9 dimes for the contest while forcing 21 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cougars converted 13 of 19 tries for a rate of 68.4%. BYU wrapped up the contest having earned a 37.3% FG percentage (22 out of 59) and knocked down 3 of their 16 shots from downtown.
Fousseyni Traore is a guy who was a major contributor in the game. He walked away with 15 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 30 mins and snagged 11 boards. He finished 55.6% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes.
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BYU will enter this matchup with a record of 1-0 for the year. They are turning it over 23.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, BYU is pulling down 42.0 boards per game and is sitting with 9 assists this year, which ranks 236th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Cougars are connecting on 18.8% on three-point shots (3 of 16) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 60.0 points per outing (237th in D-1) while hitting 37.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Cougars have forced 22.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They currently rank 103rd in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 7 relinquished this season. The Cougars defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.0% (19 of 50) and they concede 30.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 32.0% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 125th in D-1 in opponents PPG (56.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the San Diego State Aztecs got the win with a final of 80-57 against CSU Fullerton. When discussing attacking the glass, San Diego State allowed CSU Fullerton to snag 26 overall (5 on the offensive side). They shot 18.2% from three-point range by going 4 out of 22 and ended up going 13 out of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). The Aztecs allowed CSU Fullerton to make 20 of their 51 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 39.2% in this game. In all, the Aztecs went 28 out of 52 from the field which had them sitting at 53.8%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, San Diego State converted 8 out of 18 tries (44.4%). They were able to knock down 16 of them for a rate of 69.6%. CSU Fullerton committed 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 12 steals in the matchup. The Aztecs were able to corral 21 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in this contest.
Darrion Trammell was important for the Aztecs in the game. He converted 6 of 7 for the game for a field goal percentage of 85.7%, and had 2 rebounds. He totaled 18 points in his 24 minutes of playing time and tallied 1 assist for the contest.
San Diego State has a win-loss record of 1-0 for the season. The Aztecs have committed 16.0 fouls per contest and they hit 69.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.0 times per game (67th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest. San Diego State has earned 80 points so far this season and they pull in 30.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Aztecs are hitting on 53.8% from the floor, which is 40th in college hoops.
The San Diego State defense allows 18.2% on shots from 3-point land (4 of 22) and their opponents are making 76.5% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 6.0 dimes and 31.0 rebounds every game, which is 89th and 147th in the country. The Aztecs on the defensive end are ranked 131st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 57.0. They are forcing 18.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (184th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take BYU
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