Colorado State Rams vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 2/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA
The San Jose State Spartans (17-12) will try to defeat the Colorado State Rams (13-16) at Provident Credit Union Event Center on Tuesday.
The Colorado State Rams took the court against Wyoming and took home the win by a score of 84-71 in their last game. Colorado State wrapped up the game having earned a 59.2% FG percentage (29 out of 49) and knocked down 7 out of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Rams converted 19 of 21 shots for a rate of 90.5%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned 31 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 19 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When it comes to the defense, Colorado State allowed the other team to shoot 45.1% from the field on 23 of 51 shooting. Wyoming totaled 13 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, Wyoming snagged 18 rebounds (4 offensive, 14 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Wyoming finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 20 shots. They also knocked down 10 out of their 29 tries from beyond the arc. In relation to fouls, the Rams finished with 20 and Wyoming had 20 fouls.
John Tonje is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up with 25 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 46.7% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists.
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Colorado State enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 13-16 so far this season. They turn it over 11.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Colorado State is collecting 30.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 493 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 11th in the country in terms of passing. The Rams are hitting 36.4% on 3-pointers (223 of 612) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.3 points per game (145th in college hoops) while going 49.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Rams are able to force 12.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 174th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 371 relinquished so far this season. The Rams are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (731 of 1,624) and they concede 32.8 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 235th in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the San Jose State Spartans walked away with a victory by a final of 74-68 when they faced Boise State. The Spartans were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 46 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. Boise State was called for 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a rate of 73.7%. In reference to 3-pointers, San Jose State knocked down 8 of their 31 attempts (25.8%). When the game finished, the Spartans finished shooting 26 for 72 from the field which had them at 36.1%. The Spartans permitted Boise State to convert 22 out of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.5% for the matchup. They finished shooting 43.5% from 3-point land by shooting 10 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 20 at the free throw line (70.0%). Concerning team rebounding, San Jose State permitted Boise State to pull down 29 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Omari Moore pitched in for the Spartans in this game. He converted 10 out of 26 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. He earned 24 points in his 44 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 4 dimes for the matchup.
San Jose State has a win-loss mark of 17-12 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spartans are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which is 231st in college hoops. San Jose State has scored 1,972 pts on the campaign (68.0 per game) and they pull in 38.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per contest (224th in college hoops) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. The Spartans are responsible for committing 15.5 fouls every game while shooting 67.7% from the free throw line.
The Spartans on defense are ranked 99th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 67.3. They are able to force 8.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (107th in college basketball). The San Jose State defense gives up 35.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (204 of 578) and their opponents are connecting on 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 12.2 dimes and 29.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 137th and 6th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose State
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