San Diego State Aztecs vs. Colorado State Rams - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (21-4) at San Diego State Aztecs (19-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Viejas Arena)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Colorado State Rams will travel to the Viejas Arena to take on the San Diego State Aztecs this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Colorado State Rams improved to 21-4 (8-4 Mountain West) on the season after defeating the New Mexico Lobos, 70-59, this past Tuesday. Colorado State shot 35.7% from the field and 34.8% (8-23) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Rams was J.J. Avila who had 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals. Colorado State is ranked 27th in the RPI Standings and has played the 97th ranked SOS. On the season, the Rams have been led by J.J. Avila (15.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.1 apg) and Stanton Kidd (11.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.7 apg). The Rams are averaging 72.5 ppg on 44.6% shooting from the field and 36.2% three-point shooting. Colorado State is allowing their opponents to average 63.9 ppg on 42.1% shooting.
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The San Diego State Aztecs improved to 19-6 (9-3 Mountain West) on the season after defeating the Wyoming Cowboys, 67-41, this past Wednesday. San Diego State shot 43.6% from the field and 50.0% (10-20) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Aztecs was Aqeel Quinn who had 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. San Diego State is ranked 28th in the RPI Standings and has played the 65th ranked SOS. On the season, the Aztecs have been led by Aqeel Quinn (11.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.1 spg) and Winston Shepard (10.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.0 apg). The Aztecs are averaging 61.7 ppg on 41.1% shooting from the field and 31.5% shooting from beyond the arc. San Diego State is allowing their opponents to average 53.5 ppg on 37.9% shooting.
The Rams are 18-38-2 ATS in their last 58 games overall and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Aztecs are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a SU win of more than 20 points, however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
San Diego State is once again atop the Mountain West standings as their defensive is one of the best in the country. Colorado State has had an incredible year and have won 7 of their last 9 including a 79-73 win at home against San Diego State. San Diego State hasn't lost at home this year, however, I liked how Colorado State was able to extend the Aztec defensive by hitting 12 of 21 three-pointers in their first match-up. I think that Colorado State will be able to score enough to keep this one close, and I'm going to take the Rams and the points in this one.