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San Diego State vs Colorado State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Aztecs vs Rams Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: San Diego State Aztecs at Colorado State Rams
  • Where: Fort Collins at Moby Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: San Diego State -5, SDST -220 | COLST +177 O/U 143.0

Aztecs Preview:

The San Diego State Aztecs head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 13-4. So far, the Aztecs have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. This season, San Diego State has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 12-3. For today’s contest, San Diego State has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.

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San Diego State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Matt Bradley who is averaging 13.53 points per game for the Aztecs. Bradley is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aztecs’ offensive game plan is the play of Darrion Trammell who has hit 36.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.62 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, San Diego State will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Aztecs are ranked 374th at 65.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 642nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, San Diego State is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.

Rams Preview:

Through 19 games, the Colorado State Rams have an overall record of 10-9. So far this season, Colorado State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-4. For the season, Colorado State has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 3-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rams being +5 point underdogs.

Colorado State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer John Tonje who is averaging 13.32 points per game for the Rams. Tonje is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Patrick Cartier who has hit 65.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.16 points per game.

On offense, Colorado State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 598th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Rams’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 38.91% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.

Free Spread Prediction: San Diego State Aztecs -5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the San Diego State Aztecs to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5 point betting favorites. Although San Diego State as a team is just 273rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Rams’ defense. At -5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Aztecs to come out on top and cover.

 


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