Colorado State vs. San Diego State - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (15-4) at Colorado State Rams (17-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moby Arena)
The Line: Colorado State Rams -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs and Colorado State Rams play Saturday night at the Moby Arena.
The San Diego State Aztecs have won four straight games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, SDSU is averaging 62.2 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 52.6 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Winston Shepard is averaging 11 points and 4.9 rebounds while Aqeel Quinn is averaging 10.7 points and 1.4 assists. J.J. O'Brien is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Trey Kell is shooting 37 percent from the field. The San Diego State Aztecs are a defensive team that’s allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in nine straight games. Offensively, San Diego State is shooting 62 percent from the line and 29.7 percent from beyond the arc. The SDSU Aztecs are 2-3 SU on the road.
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The Colorado State Rams are 17-2 and look for their fifth MWC victory. On the season, Colorado State is averaging 73.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting. J.J. Avila is averaging 15 points and 7.7 rebounds while Stanton Kidd is averaging 11.3 points and 1.5 assists. Daniel Bejarano is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Gian Clavell is shooting 40.5 percent from the field. The Colorado State Rams have four players averaging double-digit points, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, CSU is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last eight games. Colorado State is 9-1 SU on its home court.
The Aztecs are 44-20-2 ATS in their last 66 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Rams are 8-21-2 ATS in their last 31 home games and 15-35-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Aztecs are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While Colorado State has been the more consistent team this season, getting the Aztecs and the free points is always valuable given the way it plays elite defense.