Utah State Aggies vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 1/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
The San Diego State Aztecs (15-4) will try to defeat the Utah State Aggies (16-4) at Viejas Arena on Wednesday.
The Utah State Aggies faced San Jose State and walked away with a win by a score of 75-74 in their last game. Utah State wrapped up the game with a 53.8% field goal percentage (28 out of 52) and converted 10 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Aggies buried 9 of 13 shots for a rate of 69.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 25 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 19 assists for the game while creating 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to defending, Utah State allowed the other team to shoot 43.5% from the field on 27 of 62 shooting. San Jose State recorded 14 assists and had 5 steals for this game. On top of that, San Jose State collected 30 boards (14 offensive, 16 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. San Jose State ended up shooting 90.9% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 11 shots. They converted 10 out of their 22 shots from three-point range. In reference to fouls, the Aggies finished with 11 while San Jose State had 17 fouls.
Steven Ashworth is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He walked away with 19 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and also collected 1 board. He finished the game shooting 46.7% from the floor and earned 6 dimes.
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Utah State enters this one with a win-loss mark of 16-4 so far this season. They are giving up possession 12.4 times per game and as a group they commit 17.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Utah State is collecting 35.7 rebounds per game and has racked up 351 assists for the year, which is 13th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Aggies are shooting 42.7% on shots from beyond the arc (204 of 478) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 80.6 pts per contest (23rd in D-1) while shooting 48.8% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Aggies are forcing 11.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are ranked 167th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 249 relinquished on the season. The Aggies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.7% (509 of 1,192) and they relinquish 31.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 37.1% on shots from downtown and they are 236th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (71.2).
The last time they took the court, the San Diego State Aztecs walked away with a victory by a final of 70-60 against Air Force. Regarding rebounding, San Diego State permitted Air Force to collect 20 in total (2 offensive). They went 30.8% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 out of 26 and finished the game at 4 out of 10 from the charity stripe (40.0%). The Aztecs allowed Air Force to bury 24 out of 52 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 46.2% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Aztecs shot 22 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.6%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, San Diego State converted 4 out of their 15 attempts (26.7%). They were able to make 22 of those for a percentage of 95.7%. Air Force was called for 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 1 steal in this game. The Aztecs collected 30 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 45 for the game.
Matt Bradley ended up being a major contributor for the Aztecs for this game. He totaled 13 points in his 30 mins on the court and had 1 assist for this game. He made 5 out of 11 in this contest for a rate of 45.5%, and had 7 rebounds.
San Diego State has a win-loss record of 15-4 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Aztecs are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which has them ranked 134th in college basketball. San Diego State has totaled 1,426 points so far this season (75.1 per game) and they collect 35.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.6 times per contest (157th in the country) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. The Aztecs are responsible for committing 16.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.2% from the free throw line.
The Aztecs on defense are ranked 89th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 66.3. They are able to force 14.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the field (159th in D-1). The San Diego State defense surrenders 31.1% on three-point shots (136 of 438) and their opponents are knocking down 73.7% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 11.0 assists and 31.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 65th and 27th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah State
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