Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA
The San Jose State Spartans (14-10) will compete against the Utah State Aggies (19-5) at Provident Credit Union Event Center on Saturday.
The Utah State Aggies took the court against Colorado State and walked away with a win by a score of 88-79 in their last game. Utah State finished the contest having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 57) and converted 18 of their 39 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Aggies buried 12 of 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 28 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In relation to defense, Utah State let their opponent shoot 55.2% from the field on 32 of 58 shooting. Colorado State doled out 18 assists and had 4 steals for the game. In addition, Colorado State snagged 23 rebounds (3 offensive, 20 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Colorado State went 85.7% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of 14 attempts. They converted 3 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Aggies ended up with 14 while Colorado State accumulated 17 fouls.
Steven Ashworth is someone who came through for the game. He accounted for 26 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins played and also snagged 4 boards. He shot 47.4% from the field and also dished out 4 assists.
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Utah State enters this matchup with a mark of 19-5 this year. They are turning it over 12.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Utah State is pulling in 35.4 boards per game and has 418 assists this season, which ranks 10th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Aggies are connecting on 41.8% on shots from 3-point land (246 of 588) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They average 80.4 points per contest (23rd in the nation) while connecting on 48.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Aggies have forced 11.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.3 fouls. They surrender 36.9% on 3-pointers while they are 234th in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.4). The Aggies are giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (617 of 1,422) and they surrender 30.8 boards per game as a team. They rank 165th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 300 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Jose State Spartans walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-62 when they faced Fresno State. The Spartans were able to snag 17 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 34 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 7 steals for this game. Fresno State had 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They were able to bury 13 of those for a percentage of 65.0%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, San Jose State buried 7 out of 21 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Spartans finished 21 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.0%. The Spartans allowed Fresno State to make 27 out of 50 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.0% in the matchup. They went 66.7% from 3-point land via 8 out of 12 and finished the contest at 8 of 9 from the free throw line (88.9%). When talking about rebounding, San Jose State permitted Fresno State to snag 26 in total (4 offensive).
Omari Moore ended up being a factor for the Spartans for this game. He made 6 of 16 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and added 5 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points in his 40 mins of playing time and accounted for 5 assists in this contest.
San Jose State has a mark of 14-10 this season. The Spartans commit 15.0 fouls every game while shooting 67.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per contest (214th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 12.2 times per contest. San Jose State has accumulated 1,635 points for the year (68.1 per contest) and they collect 37.3 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Spartans are shooting 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 153rd in college basketball.
The San Jose State defense concedes 34.6% on 3-point attempts (170 of 492) and their opponents are knocking down 76.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 11.9 assists and 29.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 119th and 7th in college hoops. The Spartans on the defensive side of the court are 84th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 66.3. They have forced 8.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (91st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah State
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