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Utah State vs San Diego State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds

Aggies vs Aztecs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Utah State Aggies at San Diego State Aztecs
  • Where: San Diego at Viejas Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th
  • Betting Odds: Utah State +7, UTAHST +245 | SDST -315 O/U 144.0

Aggies Preview:

Utah State will take the floor against the Aztecs with an overall record of 16-4. So far, the Aggies have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 5-2. For the season, Utah State has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Aggies being +7 point underdogs.

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Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 15.7 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 45.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.05 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 20 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.

Aztecs Preview:

The San Diego State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 15-4. Currently, the Aztecs have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 10-2. The Aztecs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, San Diego State has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 14-3.

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 37.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.61 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%.

Free Spread Prediction: Utah State Aggies +7

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have San Diego State as the favorites with a line coming in at -7. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Utah State Aggies to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with San Diego State at 6.03 made 3’s per game compared to Utah State at 7.76. Look for Utah State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Aztecs.

 


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