Colorado State Rams vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
The Colorado State Rams (11-0) are headed to Viejas Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the San Diego State Aztecs (9-3).
The Colorado State Rams faced off with Air Force and notched a win by a score of 67-59 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Rams ended up with 16 while Air Force accounted for 16 personal fouls. They knocked down 10 out of their 21 shots from 3-point range. Air Force ended up going 50.0% at the free throw line by making 3 of 6 attempts. Furthermore, Air Force pulled down 22 rebounds (2 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. Air Force distributed 15 assists and had 3 steals for the game. When discussing defending, Colorado State allowed the other team to shoot 52.3% from the field on 23 of 44 shooting. They also distributed 10 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they earned a total of 31 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Rams knocked down 14 of 19 tries for a rate of 73.7%. Colorado State finished the contest having earned a 40.4% FG percentage (23 out of 57) and made 7 of their 23 shots from downtown.
David Roddy is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He accumulated 13 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins played and snagged 12 rebounds. He ended up going 45.5% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes.
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Colorado State comes into this game with a win-loss record of 11-0 on the year. They have an average of 81.9 pts per game (22nd in the country) while connecting on 51.8% from the field. The Rams are hitting 42.0% from downtown (100 of 238) and 80.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Colorado State is pulling in 33.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 185 assists this season, which has them ranked 156th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 9.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 14.2 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Rams are able to force 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.1% from beyond the arc and they rank 125th in the nation in opponents PPG (66.3). The Rams defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.1% (272 of 646) and they relinquish 30.8 rebounds per game as a group. They are 33rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 122 surrendered so far this year.
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs took home the win by a final score of 62-55 when they faced UNLV. In regard to team rebounding, San Diego State allowed UNLV to collect 37 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 25.0% from 3-point land by going 7 of 28 and finished the contest at 10 out of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). The Aztecs permitted UNLV to bury 19 of 64 tries from the field which had them sitting at 29.7% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Aztecs walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.8%. With respect to shots from downtown, San Diego State made 3 of 15 attempts (20.0%). They were able to convert 15 of them for a percentage of 62.5%. UNLV committed 21 personal fouls for this game which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Aztecs were able to pull down 35 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 51 in the matchup.
Matt Bradley pitched in for the Aztecs for the contest. He converted 5 out of 18 for the matchup for a rate of 27.8%, and had 7 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court, but finished this game without an assist.
San Diego State has a win-loss mark of 9-3 for the campaign. The Aztecs commit 16.6 fouls every game and they go 65.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.3 times per game (302nd in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 12.3 times per game. San Diego State has 774 points this season (64.5 per contest) and they collect 36.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Aztecs are connecting on 41.7% from the floor, which ranks 295th in the country.
The Aztecs are ranked 13th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 58.2. They are forcing 13.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 37.8% from the floor (17th in Division 1). The San Diego State defense concedes 28.5% on 3-point attempts (68 of 239) and their opponents are knocking down 63.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 10.3 assists and 35.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 49th and 222nd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado State
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