San Diego State Aztecs vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 1/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
TV: Youtube TV
Moby Arena is where the Colorado State Rams (10-9) will try to beat the San Diego State Aztecs (13-4) on Wednesday.
The San Diego State Aztecs faced New Mexico and took a loss by a score of 76-67 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Aztecs ended up with 20 while New Mexico recorded 15 personal fouls. They also buried 6 of their 18 shots from 3-point land. New Mexico finished the game shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by making 16 of 22 attempts. Additionally, New Mexico totaled 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. New Mexico doled out 5 assists and had 8 steals in this game. In relation to the defense, San Diego State let their opponent shoot 46.6% from the field on 27 out of 58 shooting. They also distributed 14 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Aztecs knocked down 11 of their 21 tries for a rate of 52.4%. San Diego State wrapped up the contest with a 42.4% field goal percentage (25 of 59) and converted 6 out of their 24 3-point shots.
Matt Bradley is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up shooting 31.3% from the field and recorded 5 assists. He was on the court for 31 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. He accounted for 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting.
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San Diego State will enter this game with a record of 13-4 on the year. They average 74.9 points per outing (122nd in the nation) while going 45.9% from the floor. The Aztecs are hitting 36.0% from downtown (133 of 369) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, San Diego State is pulling in 35.1 boards per contest and has accumulated 236 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 214th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.7 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Aztecs are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 fouls. They are conceding 30.5% from 3-point land and they rank 93rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.1). The Aztecs are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (401 of 944) and they concede 31.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 25th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 176 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last played, the Colorado State Rams got the victory with a final of 82-81 against UNLV. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Colorado State allowed UNLV to snag 36 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished 32.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 of 25 and finished the game at 23 out of 31 at the free throw line (74.2%). The Rams permitted UNLV to bury 25 out of 65 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.5% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Rams shot 31 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.8%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Colorado State made 14 of 32 tries (43.8%). They were able to bury 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. UNLV was called for 15 fouls in the game which got the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 8 attempts. They also turned it over 19 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. The Rams earned 29 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 33 in the game.
Isaiah Stevens ended up being a factor for the Rams for this contest. He had 33 points in his 42 mins of playing time and accumulated 9 dimes for this game. He converted 12 out of 22 for the game for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Colorado State has a record of 10-9 for the season. As an offense, the Rams are hitting on 49.5% from the field, which ranks 12th in D-1. Colorado State has 1,434 pts so far this year (75.5 per game) and they grab 30.2 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 18.5 times per contest (8th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 10.7 times per contest. The Rams are committing 16.4 fouls every game and they go 72.6% from the free throw line.
The Rams on the defensive end are ranked 237th in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (252nd in college basketball). The Colorado State defense surrenders 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (174 of 465) and their opposition knocks down 73.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.8 assists and 34.5 boards per contest, which ranks 127th and 206th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado State
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