San Jose State vs San Diego State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23

San Diego State Aztecs (25-6) vs San Jose State Spartans (20-12)

Game Info: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

Betting Odds: San Diego State Aztecs -8.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego State Aztecs will play the San Jose State Spartans in the Semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament on Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

San Diego State Preview

The San Diego State Aztecs are 25-6 (15-3) this season after they defeated Colorado State by a score of 64-61 in their last game. San Diego State shot 38.2% from the field and was +10 in rebounding margin in the win. The San Diego State Aztecs are averaging 72.9 points per game, 64.4 points against per game, 35.3 rebounds per game, and 13.7 assists per game. Matt Bradley has led the Aztecs this season with 13 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game. San Diego State is shooting 45.2% from the field, 73.1% on free throws, and 36.3% on three pointers this year. 

San Jose State Preview

The San Jose State Spartans are 20-12 (10-8) this season after they defeated Nevada in overtime by a score of 81-77 in their last game. San Jose State shot 49.2% from the field and was -8 in rebounding margin in the win. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 67.7 points per game, 66.4 points against per game, 38 rebounds per game, and 12.4 assists per game. Omari Moore has led the Spartans this season with 17.5 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. San Jose State is shooting 43.8% from the field, 67.5% on free throws, and 33% on three pointers this year.

Trends

San Jose State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The over is 6-1 in San Jose State’s last 7 neutral site games. San Diego State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games. The under is 6-0 in San Diego State’s last 6 games. 

Pick

San Diego State comes into this game with the best record in the Mountain West, but they barely beat Colorado State on Thursday. San Jose State has won four games in a row and they have held three straight opponents to fewer than 62 points. San Diego State has had quite a few close calls this year and I think this San Jose State team could give them trouble. I think we see a very low scoring game here, but I like San Jose State with the points. 

David’s Pick San Jose State +8.5

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