San Diego State vs. Ball State - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (3-5) at San Diego State Aztecs (7-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and San Diego State Aztecs meet Saturday at the Viejas Arena.
The Ball State Cardinals have lost three of their last four games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Ball State is averaging 71 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 66.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Zavier Turner is averaging 13.7 points and 4.5 assists while Jeremie Tyler is averaging 11.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Matt Kamieniecki is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Franko House is shooting 44 percent from the field. The Ball State Cardinals are a solid team that’s just been dealing with injuries and off the court issues. Ball State is shooting 71.7 percent from the free throw line and 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Ball State is holding teams to 29.1 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 137 points in its last two games. Sean Sellers is questionable for this game with a knee injury.
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The San Diego State Aztecs have to get back on track after losing three of their last five games. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 62.3 points on 40 percent shooting and is allowing 56.6 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Winston Shepard is averaging 10.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Dwayne Polee II is averaging 9.9 points on 33.3 percent shooting. J.J. O'Brien is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Trey Kell is shooting 36.8 percent from the field. The San Diego State Aztecs remain one of the better defensive teams in the country that’s holding teams to 30.4 percent shooting from deep and holding eight of their 10 opponents to 61 or less points. Offensively, however, SDSU is shooting just 27 percent from deep and has just one double-digit scorer.
The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Aztecs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
With the injury to Sellers, there's no line just yet. Please check back later for your free pick.