San Diego vs. San Diego State - 12/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (5-3) at San Diego Toreros (2-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm (PETCO Park)
The Line: San Diego Toreros +16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Networks
The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to PETCO PARK to take on the San Diego Toreros this Sunday night in College Basketball action.
The San Diego State Aztecs improved to 5-3 (0-0 MW) on the season after defeating the Long Beach State 49ers, 76-72, this past Tuesday. San Diego State blew an 8-point halftime lead but was solid in the 2nd half hitting their FT’s and was able to pull out the victory. San Diego State is shot 48.9% from the field and 81.5% (22-27) from the FT line. The Aztecs allowed the 49ers to shoot 40.4% from the field and 45.0% (9-20) form beyond the arc. Leading the way for San Diego State was Trey Kell who had 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. On the season, the Aztecs have been led by Jeremy Hemsley (13.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.6 apg), Dakarai Allen (10.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.1 bpg), and Winston Shepard (9.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg). Offensively, San Diego State is averaging 67.3 ppg on 42.0% shooting. The Aztecs average 5.9 three-pointers per game and an assist/turnover ratio of 0.69. Defensively, San Diego State is allowing their opponents to average 63.4 ppg on 36.7% shooting. The Aztecs have a rebound margin of 2.9 and a turnover margin of -1.9.
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The San Diego Toreros won their 2nd straight game and improved to 2-5 (WCC) on the season after defeating the NCCAA Bethesda Flames, 71-56, this past Wednesday. San Diego found themselves down by three points at halftime but outscored the Flames by a 39-21 margin in the 2nd half to secure the victory. San Diego shot 36.9% from the field however, struggled from behind the arc shooting just 13.3% (4-30). The Toreros allowed the Flames to shoot 45.1% from the field however, forced Bethesda to commit 23 turnovers. Leading the way for San Diego was Duda Sanadze who had 21 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 steals. On the season, the Toreros have been led by Duda Sanadze (14.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg), Brett Bailey (8.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.0 spg), and Olin Carter III (5.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.1 apg). Offensively, San Diego is averaging 59.9 ppg on 37.6% shooting. The Toreros average 5.9 three-pointers per game on 25.2% shooting. Defensively, San Diego is allowing their opponents to average 68.9 ppg on 43.8% shooting. The Toreros have a rebound margin of -3.1 and a turnover margin of -1.9.
The Aztecs are 13-6-2 ATS in their last 21 games vs. WCC opponents and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 neutral site games. The Toreros are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win.
San Diego State is one of the best defensive teams in the country however, has had trouble finding enough offensive productions from anyone other than Jeremy Hemsley. San Diego started up the season with five straight losses and haven’t been able to recover after losing both Johnny Dee and Christopher Anderson to graduation. This is a lot of points for SDSU to cover considering they are not a great offensive team, however, I just don’t San Diego scoring more than 40-50 points in this one and I think the Aztecs pull away in the 2nd half and win this one by about 20. Take SDSU to cover.