Arizona vs. San Diego State - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (5-0) at Arizona Wildcats (5-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
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The Arizona Wildcats and San Diego State Aztecs play Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The Arizona Wildcats remain unbeaten and are looking for that marquee win to cement their ranking. On the season, Arizona is averaging 69.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 55.6 points on 34.6 percent shooting. Brandon Ashley leads Arizona with 14 points on 55.8 percent shooting and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 13.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Stanley Johnson is the third Arizona player to average double-digit points and T.J. McConnell leads the Wildcats with 6.8 assists. The Arizona Wildcats still aren't a perfect team as they can go stretches without scoring, but their elite defense usually wears teams down in the second half and allows them to pull away. It’ll be interesting to see how Arizona hangs with the length of SDSU.
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The San Diego State Aztecs are also unbeaten and could use a big early victory. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 75.8 points on 50 percent shooting and is allowing 59.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Winston Shepard leads San Diego State with 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while Aqeel Quinn is averaging 10.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. J.J. O'Brien is the third SDSU player to average double-digit points and Dwayne Polee II is producing 2.6 steals. While everybody knows about the San Diego State Aztecs defense, they’ve also found a couple of guys who can put the ball in the hoop at a more consistent rate. SDSU was a team that could go several minutes without scoring but has topped 70 points in three of its five games.
The Aztecs are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Mountain West and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Aztecs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I like the San Diego State Aztecs to win this game. Arizona has been shaky in its last two games and is going to struggle scoring against this longer and athletic SDSU team. Give me the Aztecs in a close one.