San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 2/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
The San Jose State Spartans (8-19) are en route to Viejas Arena on Friday where they will try to defeat the San Diego State Aztecs (17-7).
The San Jose State Spartans took the court against New Mexico and walked away with a win by a score of 71-55 in their last game. San Jose State finished having earned a 52.6% FG percentage (30 of 57) and buried 8 of 20 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spartans made 3 of 5 tries for a rate of 60.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 37 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 15 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In relation to the defense, San Jose State let their opponent shoot 34.5% from the floor on 19 out of 55 shooting. New Mexico distributed 6 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. Moreover, New Mexico collected 25 boards (6 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. New Mexico ended up shooting 65.0% when shooting free throws by burying 13 of 20 attempts. They also knocked down 4 out of their 14 attempts from 3-point range. When discussing fouls, the Spartans left the arena with 17 and New Mexico accumulated 14 fouls.
Omari Moore is a player who was a contributor for the game. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and earned 10 assists. He played for 36 minutes played and also totaled 10 boards. He accumulated 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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San Jose State enters this matchup with a mark of 8-19 for the campaign. They are turning it over 12.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.8 fouls every game. As a team, San Jose State is pulling down 31.1 boards per game and has totaled 360 assists this year, which is 169th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Spartans are hitting 36.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (251 of 692) and 67.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 65.5 pts per game (306th in D-1) while connecting on 43.0% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spartans are able to force 10.2 turnovers per game while drawing 14.4 fouls. They are ranked 291st in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 388 relinquished for the campaign. The Spartans defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.6% (739 of 1,585) and they relinquish 36.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 36.1% on 3-pointers and they are 272nd in the nation in opponents points per game (72.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the San Diego State Aztecs took a defeat with a final score of 58-57 against Boise State. When it comes to how they rebounded, San Diego State permitted Boise State to get 30 in total (10 on the offensive side). They finished 43.8% from downtown by shooting 7 of 16 and finished the contest at 17 of 26 at the free throw line (65.4%). The Aztecs permitted Boise State to make 17 out of their 50 tries from the field which had them at 34.0% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Aztecs went 22 for 48 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.8%. Concerning shots from downtown, San Diego State knocked down 6 of 11 attempts (54.5%). They were able to bury 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. Boise State earned 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Aztecs to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. The Aztecs were able to pull down 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this game.
Nathan Mensah was important for the Aztecs in the game. He buried 6 out of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 11 rebounds. He earned 13 points in his 27 minutes on the court, but didn't record an assist.
San Diego State has a mark of 17-7 for the season. The Aztecs commit 17.1 personal fouls per contest and they hit 69.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.0 times per game (264th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per contest. San Diego State has totaled 1,562 points so far this year (65.1 per contest) and they pull in 34.8 boards per contest. As an offense, the Aztecs are shooting 43.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 227th in college basketball.
The Aztecs on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 57.1. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.9% from the field (6th in college hoops). The San Diego State defense allows 30.3% on 3-point attempts (146 of 482) and their opposition knocks down 67.5% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 10.2 assists and 33.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 25th and 101st in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose State
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