Utah Utes vs. San Diego State Aztecs - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (1-0) at Utah Utes (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to play the Utah Utes in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Utah Utes are coming off of a victory against Southern Utah by a score of 82-71 in their season opener. Utah only led by two points at the half but was able to pull away for the double-digit win in the second half. Jakob Poeltl led the way for Utah with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Loveridge added 24 points and 4 rebounds for Utah. Kyle Kuzma also added 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Utes. As you can see, Utah gets offensive production from a number of guys and should be a fun team to watch this season. Utah shot 56% on free throws, 27.6% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts in the game. Utah out rebounded their opponent 41-29 and had 15 assists in their victory.
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The San Diego State Aztecs are coming off of a win against Illinois State by a score of 71-60 in their season opener. San Diego State led by three points at halftime and really pulled away in the second half. Jeremy Hemsley led San Diego State with 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in their victory. Dakarai Allen also added 16 points for San Diego State. San Diego State shot 59.5% on free throws, 20% on three-pointers, and 47.9% on all field goals against Illinois State. San Diego State out rebounded their opponent 45-33 and had 9 assists in their victory. San Diego State has been a low scoring team over the past few years and is really looking to Hemsley to lead the offensive charge this year.
San Diego State is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games against the Pac-12. San Diego State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The under is 18-7-1 in San Diego State’s last 25 games against the Pac-12. Utah is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Mountain West. Utah is 22-8-2 ATS in their last 32 non-conference games. The underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Both of these teams have the potential to play in the NCAA tournament later this season, but I think Utah is in better shape right now. Utah has the ability to get offensive production from multiple players, which is a huge advantage in college basketball. I am taking Utah in this one.