San Diego State vs. Colorado State MWC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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San Diego State vs. Colorado State MWC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 1 seed San Diego State Aztecs (24-6, 15-3 MWC) and the No. 8 seed Colorado State Rams (15-17, 6-12 MWC) will look to advance in the MWC tournament on Thursday as they meet in the conference tournament at 3:00 PM on CBS Sports Network. San Diego State is listed as a 9.5-point favorite to win this contest and advance closer to an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total for the matchup is 136.5.

San Diego State vs. Colorado State Odds

  • San Diego State odds to win: -482
  • Colorado State odds to win: +368
  • Spread: San Diego State (-9.5)
  • Total: 136.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue: Thomas & Mack Center

Who Will Win San Diego State vs. Colorado State?

San Diego State and Colorado State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

San Diego State has a 4-6-1 record against the spread when favored by 9.5 points or more this season.

When it has played as at least a 9.5-point underdog this year, Colorado State is 1-1 against the spread.

These two teams average 145.7 points per game combined, 9.2 more than the total of 136.5.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 136 points per game, 0.5 fewer than the over/under in this game.

San Diego State’s average total in outings this season has been 137.3, 0.8 points higher than the total in this particular game.

The average total for Rams games this season is 7.9 more points than the point total of 136.5 for this outing.

The Aztecs are 13-15-1 against the spread this season.

The Rams’ ATS record is 12-19-0 this year.

San Diego State Stats & Insights

San Diego State outscores opponents by 8.5 points per game (scoring 72.9 per game to rank 153rd in college basketball while allowing 64.4 per contest to rank 36th in college basketball) and has a +256 scoring differential overall.

The 32.4 rebounds per game San Diego State averages rank 141st in college basketball, and are five more than the 27.4 its opponents grab per contest.

The Aztecs hit 7.5 three-pointers per game (173rd in college basketball) at a 36.3% rate (69th in college basketball), compared to the 6.6 their opponents make while shooting 29.9% from deep.

San Diego State averages 97.7 points per 100 possessions (80th in college basketball), while allowing 86.3 points per 100 possessions (59th in college basketball).

Offensively, the Aztecs have fared better in home games this season, averaging 75.4 points per game, compared to 68.9 per game when playing on the road.

Colorado State Stats & Insights

Colorado State puts up 72.8 points per game (156th in college basketball) while giving up 71.6 per outing (226th in college basketball). It has a +39 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 1.2 points per game.

Colorado State pulls down 28.4 rebounds per game (333rd in college basketball) while allowing 30.1 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.7 boards per game.

Colorado State connects on 1.4 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 7.7 (139th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 9.1.

Colorado State averages 100.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (34th in college basketball), and concedes 98.5 points per 100 possessions (339th in college basketball).

The Rams average 81.1 points per game at home, and 63.3 on the road.

San Diego State Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Aztecs this season is Matt Bradley, who averages 13 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.

Nathan Mensah is San Diego State’s leading rebounder, grabbing 5.8 per game, while Darrion Trammell is its best passer, distributing 3.6 assists in each contest.

The Aztecs get the most three-point shooting production out of Adam Seiko, who makes 1.8 threes per game.

Lamont Butler and Mensah lead San Diego State on the defensive end, with Butler leading the team in steals averaging 1.6 per game and Mensah in blocks averaging 1.5 per contest.

Colorado State Key Players to Watch

Isaiah Stevens’ points (18 per game) and assists (6.7 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Rams’ leaderboards.

John Tonje’s stat line of 4.8 rebounds, 14.5 points and 1.3 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Colorado State rebounding leaderboard.

Tonje knocks down 1.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Rams.

Colorado State’s leader in steals is Isaiah Rivera with one per game, and its leader in blocks is James Moors with 0.7 per game.

San Diego State vs. Colorado State Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Colorado State (+9.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (136.5)

  • Prediction:
    San Diego State 75, Colorado State 65
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