San Diego State vs. Long Beach State - 12/10/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (5-5) at San Diego State Aztecs (6-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Long Beach State 49ers and San Diego State Aztecs play Wednesday night at the Viejas Arena.
The Long Beach State 49ers have split their last four games and could desperately use some consistency. On the season, Long Beach State is averaging 69.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 73.9 points on 42 percent shooting. Mike Caffey leads the 49ers with 17.6 points and 3.8 assists while Tyler Lamb is averaging 10.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. David Samuels is grabbing 5.8 rebounds per game and Branford Jones is shooting 50 percent from the field. The Long Beach State 49ers are a deep offensive team with eight different players averaging at least five points and are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc as a team. The issue with Long Beach State is the 15 turnovers per game and allowing 70 or more points in five of their last eight games.
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The San Diego State Aztecs hope to get back on track after losing two of their last three games. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 62.6 points on 39.3 percent shooting and is allowing 54.5 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Winston Shepard leads SDSU with 10.3 points and 5.4 rebounds while Dwayne Polee II is averaging 9.3 points and 2.1 steals. J.J. O'Brien is grabbing six rebounds per game and Trey Kell is shooting 36.4 percent from the field. The San Diego State Aztecs are pretty much what they’ve always been; an elite defensive team that struggles offensively. San Diego State is shooting just 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and is turning the ball over 13 times per game. Defensively, San Diego State is grabbing 37.4 rebounds and forcing more than 14 turnovers.
The 49ers are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss. The Aztecs are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The 49ers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
This is the chance for the San Diego State Aztecs to get back on track. Long Beach State struggles defensively and its turnover prone offense won't hold up against SDSU's pressure defense. Look for the Aztecs to win in a blowout.