San Diego State Aztecs vs. San Jose State Spartans - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (5-9) at San Diego State Aztecs (9-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Viejas Arena)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -20 -- Over/Under: 131.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans have upset on their minds when they visit the San Diego State Aztecs.
The San Jose Spartans were one of the poorer teams in the game the past few seasons but they are vastly improved despite their losing record. The Spartans have dropped five of six but have generally been more competitive then not. SJSU comes off of a 64-57 defeat at Air Force as a 9.5 point underdog as a comeback from a nine point first half hole ran out of steam. Both teams sank shots in the 35%-37% range and combined for 35 turnovers. The Falcons won because of a 25-14 advantage at the stripe. Princeton Onwas was the Spartans best offensive option with 19 points on 6-9 with Jayce Hillsman tossing in eleven. Frank Rogers contributed ten points but scoring options were limited.
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The San Diego State Aztecs are heavily reliant on their defense to control the scoreboard and so far that has worked with an offense that averages around 65 points. The Aztecs have won consecutive contests after downing Utah State 70-67 on the road. SDSU held a 43.5%-40% in marksmanship and mustered 15 more looks at the basket which resulted in eight more field goals which was the deciding factor. The Aztecs received 18 points, six pulls and five helpers from Winston Shepard on 7-16 from the field. Zylan Cheatham and Trey Kell each scored 13 points while Jeremy Helmsley added ten points and five assists.
The over is 7-2 in SJSU last 9 overall and SJSU are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games. The under is 6-2 in SDSU last 8 vs. Mountain West and is 38-15 in SDSU last 53 home games while the Aztecs are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Spartans don’t win this and honestly I don’t like either squad so no bet for me…