The San Diego State Aztecs and the Utah State Aggies meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Smith Spectrum. San Diego State is 18-5 overall this year. The Aztecs beat Boise State in their last game. As for Utah State, they’re 19-5 so far following a win over Colorado State on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Diego State Aztecs
San Diego State managed to go 13-3 to start the year. The Aztecs are on a 5-2 run since then. The wins in that time have come versus Colorado State, Air Force, Utah State, San Jose State and Boise State; the losses were to Nevada and New Mexico.
Back on Friday versus Boise State, the Aztecs jumped out to a 43-21 edge by halftime. San Diego State cruised in the second half during a 72-52 win. Nathan Mensah led the way with 17 points and six rebounds.
Utah State Aggies
Over on the Utah State side, they posted a 13-3 run over their first 16 games this year as well. The Aggies are 6-2 in their last eight games with wins over Wyoming, UNLV, San Jose State, Fresno State, New Mexico and Colorado State.
Matched up against Colorado State on Saturday, the Aggies took a one-point lead into the locker room. Utah State hit a 55-47 run in the second and won it 88-79. Steven Ashworth scored 26 points and Taylor Funk added 21 points.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m leaning toward Utah State, but you could make a case either way here. The Aggies have scored 70 or more points in eight straight games, winning six of those. One of the losses came against San Diego State on January 25 at Viejas Arena. Utah State fell 85-75 in that one after a rough 42-27 deficit in the first half. Needless to say, the Aggies are going to need a better start and a consistent effort across the whole game in order to cover here. With the game being back in the friendly confines of Smith Spectrum, I think Utah State will play well enough to power out a cover/win. Should be a great matchup regardless.