Aztecs vs. Utes Prediction
The 20th-ranked San Diego State Aztecs will be in action today in Los Angeles against the Utah Utes in the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. Will San Diego State take care of business as the favorites?
Saturday, December 21, 2019
STAPLES Center at 6:30PM ET
TV: Pac 12
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According to oddsmakers, the Aztecs are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 134.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 77 percent of public bets are coming in on Utah. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Aztecs stay unbeaten
San Diego State dominated visiting San Diego Christian to the tune of 92-48 Tuesday night at home to improve to 11-0 overall and 6-0 at home. The Aztecs led 45-27 at halftime en route to the victory. Yanni Wetzell led San Diego State with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also registered six rebounds and two steals. K.J. Feagin accounted for 12 points, eight assists, four boards and two steals. Malachi Flynn had 10 points, six dimes, two rebounds and two steals. Jordan Schakel added 10 points, three caroms and two steals.
Utes slip past Wildcats
Utah earned a big win Wednesday night over Kentucky by a count of 69-66 in Las Vegas to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Utes led 35-31 at halftime and held on after the break. Timmy Allen led Utah with 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting plus 9-of-12 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for nine rebounds and four assists. Both Gach contributed 14 points and six boards. Rylan Jones had 12 points, six dimes and two rebounds. Riley Battin added 10 points, two caroms and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
San Diego State
The Aztecs are 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral site games. San Diego State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Saturday games.
The Utes are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. The favorite is 1-5-2 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Aztecs have played some cream puffs but also has three wins over top 50 teams with two being by double digits. While the Utes are riding a high coming into this game, they are also inconsistent and have major issues on the defensive end. I trust San Diego State to play a complete game here and I think it will be enough to overwhelm Utah.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS -6.5