San Diego State Aztecs vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/1/13
Marquette Golden Eagles (5-2) at San Diego State Aztecs (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs and the Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Sunday in Anaheim in college basketball action.
The San Diego State Aztecs trailed Creighton early on Friday but they came back with a fury to lead big at the half and then hold on for the win. The Aztecs lost earlier this season the fourth ranked Arizona but it is clear Steve Fisher has another team that could be in the NCAA Tournament. Xavier Thames leads SDSU averaging 15.2 points per game. J.J. O’Brien is averaging 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, Winston Shepard is averaging 12.6 points, and Matt Shringley is averaging 9.6 points. San Diego State is averaging 77.6 points and they are shooting 48 percent while defensively they are allowing 56.6 points and their opponents are shooting 36.3 percent. SDSU has played the 26th ranked schedule in the country thus far.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles have lost twice this season but they are coming off of back-to-back blowout wins. Marquette lost both Ohio State and Arizona State but the schedule won’t get any easier when they start Big East play. Davante Gardener is the Golden Eagles leading scorer averaging 15.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Todd Mayo averages 10.8 points, Jamil Wilson is averaging 10.7 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Jake Thomas and Chris Otule each average 7.6 points. Marquette is averaging 72.7 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. Marquette faces in state rival Wisconsin next.
San Diego State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, 2-6-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread against the Big East.
San Diego State should be favored here by at least three so getting them here looks like a gift.
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