San Diego State Aztecs (4-2) at Illinois State Redbirds (6-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 1, 2018, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Illinois State Redbirds +1.5 -- Over/Under: 146
The San Diego State Aztecs and Illinois State Redbirds meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Redbird Arena.
The San Diego State Aztecs look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last four games. The San Diego State Aztecs are averaging 77.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Jalen McDaniels is averaging 15 points and 6.8 assists while Devin Watson is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 assists. Matt Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Schakel is dishing 1.2 assists. The San Diego State Aztecs are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego State Aztecs are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The San Diego State Aztecs have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Illinois State Redbirds look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 77.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Milik Yarbrough is averaging 17 points and 4.1 assists while Phil Fayne is averaging 14.9 points and six rebounds. Josh Jefferson is dishing three assists and Zach Copeland is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Illinois State Redbirds have won their last 10 home games.
The Aztecs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Redbirds are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Mountain West. The over is 7-3 in Redbirds last 10 home games. The under is 4-0 in Aztecs last 4 overall.
The San Diego State Aztecs are a tough, well coached team with a defense that travels, but they continue to have these stretches where they can't score and that doesn't work on the road. The Illinois State Redbirds have won 10 straight home games and have multiple guards who can get hot from deep. If the Illinois State Redbirds have the outside shot falling, San Diego State is going to have a hard time keeping up on the road.