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San Diego State vs. Iowa State - 11/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iowa State Cyclones (4-1) at San Diego State Aztecs (3-1)
Date & Time Wednesday November 21, 2018, 2:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs +2 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Iowa State Cyclones (4-1) at San Diego State Aztecs (3-1)
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The Iowa State Cyclones and San Diego State Aztecs meet Wednesday in the college basketball Maui Invitational Tournament at the Lahaina Civic Center.

The Iowa State Cyclones look for another victory to build on their solid 4-1 start to the season. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 78 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Marial Shayok is averaging 19.8 points and two assists while Michael Jacobson is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds. Talen Horton-Tucker is the third double-digit scorer and Lindell Wigginton is dishing three assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost five of their last six non-home games.  

The San Diego State Aztecs look for a statement victory to build on their 3-1 record. The San Diego State Aztecs are averaging 80.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Devin Watson is averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 assists while Matt Mitchell is averaging 14 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jalen McDaniels is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Hemsley is dishing 1.7 assists. The San Diego State Aztecs are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego State Aztecs are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The San Diego State Aztecs have won six of their last eight non-home games.

The Aztecs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cyclones are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The under is 6-1 in Cyclones last 7 overall. The under is 11-4-1 in Aztecs last 16 overall.

The Iowa State Cyclones should be unbeaten in this tournament, as they smoked Illinois last night and had a monster lead over Arizona before blowing it in the final five minutes. Even with key players out, Iowa State looks like a team that's ready to make some noise again. The San Diego State Aztecs are a solid, scrappy team, but they lack the offensive depth to hang with a hot Iowa State. I'll lay the bucket.

Pick:
Iowa State Cyclones -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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