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San Diego State vs Utah State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Aztecs vs Aggies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: San Diego State Aztecs at Utah State Aggies
- Where: Logan at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: San Diego State +1.5, SDST +103 | UTAHST -127 O/U 144.5
The San Diego State Aztecs head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 18-5. So far, the Aztecs have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 5-3. For the season, San Diego State has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Aztecs being +1.5 point underdogs.
San Diego State’s leading scorer this season is Matt Bradley, who is averaging 12.78 points per contest. So far, Bradley has accounted for 17.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.87 rebounds per game and 2.17 assists. Darrion Trammell is the second leading scorer for the Aztecs, averaging 10.77 points per game. Between him and Trammell, they are accounting for 30.8% of the team’s scoring.
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%.
The Utah State Aggies will be looking to pick up their 25th win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. Currently, the Aggies have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 12-2. The Aggies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Utah State has been favored to win in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 18-2.
Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 15.88 points per game for the Aggies. Ashworth 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 Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Taylor Funk who has hit 45.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.26 points per game.
On offense, Utah State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Utah State Aggies -1.5
Leading into this matchup, the Utah State Aggies are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -1.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Aggies’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Utah State has a field goal percentage of 48.0, good for 36th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-4 vs the spread.