Washington vs. San Diego State - 12/7/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (6-1) at Washington Huskies (6-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The San Diego State Aztecs and Washington Huskies play Sunday at the Alaska Airlines Arena.
The San Diego State Aztecs are off to a 6-1 start and will play their first true road game. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 66.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 55.3 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Winston Shepard leads SDSU with 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while Dwayne Polee II is averaging 10.1 points and 2.1 steals. J.J. O'Brien is averaging 2.3 assists and Aqeel Quinn is shooting 40 percent from the field. The San Diego State Aztecs continue to rely on their elite level defense, which is forcing nearly 15 turnovers per game and holding teams to 28.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc. San Diego State could still use another scorer, as the Aztecs have just two players averaging double-digit points and are shooting just 30.6 percent from three.
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The Washington Huskies are unbeaten and could use that big win to really gain attention. On the season, Washington is averaging 73.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.2 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 14.7 points and 7.5 assists while Andrew Andrews is averaging 12.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Shawn Kemp Jr. is the third Washington player averaging double-digit points and Robert Upshaw is shooting 61.5 percent from the field. The Washington Huskies are holding teams to 25.9 percent shooting from deep and forcing nearly 12 turnovers per game. Offensively, Washington is shooting 34.1 percent from downtown and is grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. This game will give us a better idea if the Washington Huskies are truly a Pac-12 contender.
The Aztecs are 42-17-2 ATS in their last 61 road games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
We need to see the Washington Huskies win a big game before we start giving them this much respect. I know what I'm going to get with San Diego State, which is why I'm taking the Aztecs on the road and the tiny chalk.