Aztecs vs. Aggies Prediction
The 13th-ranked San Diego State Aztecs take their undefeated record to play at the Utah State Aggies tonight in Mountain West Conference action. Can SDSU get a key road win despite being the underdogs?
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at 10PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Aggies are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 129 points. As of Saturday morning, 55 percent of public bets are being placed on host Utah State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Aztecs get past Bulldogs
San Diego State earned a 61-52 win Wednesday night at home versus Fresno State to improve to 13-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play. The Aztecs led 25-17 at halftime and held on from there. Malachi Flynn paced SDSU with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also brought down five rebounds. Matt Mitchell added 15 points and six boards.
Aggies blasted by Rebels
Utah State suffered a 70-53 loss at UNLV Wednesday night to drop to 13-3 overall and 2-1 in conference action. The Aggies trailed 37-26 at halftime and were unable to recover. Justin Bean paced USU with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting plus 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He also ripped down 11 rebounds. Sam Merrill added 10 points in 34 minutes of action.
College Basketball Betting Trends
San Diego State
The Aztecs are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. The road team is 0-5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
The Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Saturday games. Utah State is 1-7 ATS in its last eight games overall.
This spread is a couple extra points in favor of Utah State than I thought it would be, especially after its result at UNLV. The Aggies are a solid team with neutral court wins over two top 50 teams in LSU and Florida, but they are also not elite on either side of the ball the way San Diego State is defensively. I see this game going down to the wire and perhaps being a game decided on the final possession. I'd rather take the team playing the better basketball coming in and that is the Aztecs.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS +3