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Colorado State vs. San Diego State - 2/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego State at Colorado State
Date & Time Tuesday February 12, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Moby Arena
Fort Collins, CO
The Line
Colorado State Rams +2 -- Over/Under: 147
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to Moby Arena to take on the Colorado State Rams this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.

The San Diego State Aztecs improved to 14-9 (6-4 MW) on the season after defeating the Utah State Aggies, 68-63, this past Saturday. San Diego State led by a 33-29 margin at halftime and pulled away later after taking a 63-55 lead with 3:20 left in regulation. San Diego State held Utah State to just 39.2% shooting from the field and committed just 8 turnovers in the victory. Leasing the way for the Aztecs was Devin Watson who had 23 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.

On the season, San Diego State is averaging 74.8 ppg on 45.3% shooting from the field. The Aztecs are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 36.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego State has been led by Jalen McDaniels (17.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.2 spg), Devin Watson (16.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.0 spg), Matt Mitchell (10.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Jeremy Hemsley (9.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, San Diego State is allowing their opponents to average 69.2 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Aztecs have a rebound margin of 2.1 and a turnover margin of 1.1.

The Colorado State Rams lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 9-15 (4-7 MW) on the season after being defeated by the Wyoming Cowboys, 74-66, this past Saturday. Colorado State struggled offensively agianst the Cowboys and couldn’t fight back after entering halftime trailing by a 37-22 margin. Colorado State shot just 42.3% from the field while allowing the Cowboys to shoot 47.9% from the field & 54.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Rams was J.D. Paige who had 22 points, 1 assist, and 3 steals.

On the season, Colorado State is averaging 75.2 ppg on 47.3% shooting from the field. The Rams are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, the Rams have been led by Nico Carvacho (15.8 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 1.8 apg), Jeremiah Paige (15.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg), Anthony Bonner (11.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Kendle Moore (8.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.4 spg).

Defensively, Colorado State is allowing their opponents to average 77.0 ppg on 45.4% shooting from the field. The Rams have a rebound margin of 0.1 and a turnover margin of -0.7.

The Aztecs are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games vs. Mountain West opponents and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

San Diego State has won 4 of their last 5 games and currently rank 133rd in scoring offense, 125th in scoring defense, and 78th in defensive FG%.

Colorado State has lost 5 of their last 7 games and although their defense can struggle as the Rams rank just 299th in scoring defense, Colorado State has been decent offensively as they currently rank T-121st in scoring offense & 50th in FG%.

Colorado State might not have the best record we’ve ever seen, however the Rams are a solid team ast home as they recently showed with their 74-65 victory over Fresno State. San Diego State is a decent team, however, the Aztecs have struggled on the road this season, posting just a 2-6 record and as I think Nico Carvacho is going to have a big game here, I’m taking Colorado State and the points in this one. Good Luck!

Pick:
Colorado State Rams +2

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