San Diego State vs. Colorado State MWC Tournament - 3/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (27-5) at San Diego State Aztecs (25-7)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -45 -- Over/Under: 123.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The San Diego State Aztecs and the Colorado State Rams face off on Friday at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas in the semi-final round of the Mountain West Conference college basketball tournament.
The San Diego State Aztecs are 25-7 this season and they earned their way to this game with a win over UNLV on Thursday. SDSU is averaging 62.6 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 53.7 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Aqeel Quinn leads the Aztecs averaging 11.3 points per game. Winston Shepard is averaging 11.2 pointsand 5.3 rebounds, J.J. O’Brien is averaging 10.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Trey Kell is averaging 6.1 points. San Diego State is 3-1 in neutral site games and 15-4 in MWC play.
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The Colorado State Rams are 27-5 this season and they won their way into this game beating Fresno State on Thursday. CSU is averaging 73 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. J.J. Avila leads the Rams averaging 16.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Stanton Kidd is averaging 11.5 points, Daniel Bejerano is averaging 11.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Gian Clavell is averaging 9.3 points. Colorado State is 4-0 I neutral site games and 14-5 in the Mountain West Conference.
San Diego State is 5-1 against the spread in neutral site games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 5-0 against the spread in Friday games. Colorado State is 5-1 against the spread in the Mountain West, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 10-25-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite is 5-1-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
SDSU is the experienced team here and with the number not too large I see San Diego State stretching it out by enough to cover the spread in the end.