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San Diego vs. San Diego State - 11/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego State Aztecs (5-2) at San Diego Toreros (5-0)

College Basketball: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)

The Line: San Diego Toreros +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports - West; https://watchstadium.com/network/wcc-network/

The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to Jenny Craig Pavilion to take on the San Diego Toreros this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The San Diego State Aztecs had their 4-game winning streak snapped, dropping to 5-2 on the season, after being defeated by the Washington State Cougars, 93-86, this past Sunday night in the Championship Game of the Wooden Legacy. In a tight back and forth game, San Diego State held a 75-67 lead with just 7:41 remaining, however, could hang on for the victory after an 18-4 Cougars run gave Washington State a 85-79 lead with 2:47 left in regulation. San Diego State allowed Washington State to shoot 46.8% from the field and 46.4% (13-28) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Aztecs was Devin Watson who had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and a steal. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 83.7 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Aztecs are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 32.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego State has been led by Devin Watson (13.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.3 spg), Trey Kell (13.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.3 apg), Malik Pope (12.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg), Max Montana (12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 spg). Defensively, San Diego State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.1 ppg on 38.8% shooting from the field. The Aztecs have a rebound margin of 8.6 and a turnover margin of 3.3.

San Diego vs. San Diego State - 11/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Toreros stayed perfect on the season, improving to 5-0 on the year, after defeating the Grand Canyon Antelopes, 72-62, this past Saturday. With the game tied up at 53-all with just 7:38 left in regulation, San Diego was able to pull away after a 12-3 Toreros run gave San Diego a 65-56 lead with 2:41 left in regulation. San Diego held the Antelopes to 36.8% shooing from the field and 17.4% (4-23) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Toreros was Isaiah Wright who had a double-double with 16 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals. On the season, San Diego is averaging 71.0 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field. The Aztecs are averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game on 38.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego has been led by Isaiah Wright (14.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 6.2 apg, 2.2 spg), Olin Carter III (13.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg), Isaiah Pineiro (13.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg), and Cameron Neubauer (9.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg). Defensively, San Diego is holding their opponents to an average of 58.6 ppg on 36.7% shooting from the field. The Toreros have a rebound margin of -1.4 and a turnover margin of 2.4.

The Aztecs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games however, are just 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Toreros are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Mountain West opponents.

San Diego State has put up some nice numbers to start the season, however, the Aztecs have lost both games to the best competition that have face so far in Georgia and Washington State. San Diego picked up a nice win against a good Grand Canyon team on the road and has been led by their defense which ranks T-10th in country in scoring defense. San Diego has gotten some excellent play out of Isaiah Wright and as I see this game as a defensive battle, I’m taking the home team and the points. 

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