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San Diego State will both be looking for its 15th win of the season when the team travels to Moby Arena to take on Colorado State State. San Diego State is currently 14-9 after beating Utah State in its last game. Meanwhile, Colorado State is currently 9-15 and lost to Wyoming in its last game. Now, both teams will be looking to improve upon their respective records in this one.
San Diego State Wins Four Of Its Last Five
Last season, the San Diego State Aztecs went 22-11 and lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Houston. This season seems like a step back for the program as the team is currently 14-9. San Diego State, however, has been pretty solid lately as the team has won four of its last five games. In the team’s last game, the team managed to defeat Utah State at home by five points. In that game, San Diego State’s defense was fantastic as the team held its opposition to just 63 points on less than 40% shooting from the floor. However, this game will be on the road so one can expect the team’s defense to struggle a bit more.
San Diego State is led by senior guard Devin Watson who was solid last season. Last season, Watson scored 12.2 points per game along with 3.8 assists. This season, he has been even better as he is second on the team in scoring with 16.1 points per game along with 4.7 assists. As the veteran leader of this squad, Watson is the heart and soul of this team. Look for him to have a big impact if San Diego State is able to cover this spread.
Colorado State Continues To Struggle
Last season, the Colorado State Rams went 11-22 and only went 4-14 in conference play. This season has been equally poor for the programs as the team is currently 9-15. It is important to note, however, that Colorado State does have a winning record at home as the team is currently 7-6 in 13 road games. However, the team is currently on a two-game losing streak as the team to Wyoming in its last game. In that game, the team’s defense struggled as it allowed its opposition score 76 points on over 54% from the three-point line. However, this game is at home so expect the team to play better defense in this one.
The Colorado State Rams are led by junior center Nico Carvacho. Last season, Carvacho was pretty good as he averaged 9.2 points per game along with 10.3 rebounds. However, he has been even better this season as he is averaging a team-leading 15.8 points per game along with 13.0 rebounds. If Colorado plans on winning this game at home, Carvacho will need to carry the offensive load.
- Rams are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Rams are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Aztecs are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 vs. Mountain West.
- Favorite is 9-4-2 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Although Colorado State is an okay home team, I think that San Diego State is simply the more talented team in this game. I expect San Diego State’s guards to give Colorado State serious issues as the Rams have struggled guarding the perimeter all season long. San Diego State is in good form at this point of the season and still is a potential dark horse candidate to win the Mountain West conference tournament. Look For the Aztecs to be up for the challenge in this one. Give me the road favorite as a result.
Prediction: San Diego State -2
Full-Game Total Pick
Overall, I have to support the over in this contest due to San Diego State’s style of play. San Diego State likes to play uptempo and does not play much defense. I expect this game to reach the 150s so I think there is a lot of value on the over in this game. This total is too low so I recommend the over in this one.
Prediction: Over 147