San Diego State vs. California - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (2-0) at San Diego State Aztecs (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Viejas Arena)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The San Diego State Aztecs and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Monday in Sacramento is college basketball action.
The San Diego State Aztecs are off to a 2-1 start to the season with the loss coming to Gonzaga by 21 points. San Diego State is averaging 66 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor including 32 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Jeremy Hemsley leads the Aztecs averaging 20.7 points and 30.7 minutes per game. Trey Kell is averaging 18.7 points for SDSU, Zylan Cheatham is averaging 9 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Dakari Allen is averaging 8.7 points and 6 rebounds. Once again San Diego State is defense first and that’s a style that has worked well for them in recent years.
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The California Golden Bears are 2-0 this season with all of their wins coming on their home court. Cal is averaging 78.5 points per game and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor including 35.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 59 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Charlie Moore leads the Golden Bears averaging 22 points and 30.5 minutes per game. Jabari Bird is averaging 14 points and 6 rebounds for Cal, Grant Mullins is averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Kameron Rooks is averaging 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Cal is once again loaded with talent and they look to be a force in the Pac-12 and on the national scene.
San Diego State is 4-1-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games, and 4-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. Cal is 13-3-1 against the spread following a win, 3-8-1 against the spread against the Mountain West, and 1-4-1 against the spread in their last 6 games. Cal is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games against San Diego State.
It looks like Cal will be at full force for this one which makes them one of the best in the nation so look for the Bears to cover here.