San Diego St. Aztecs vs. BYU Cougars
The San Diego St. Aztecs are 4-point favorites over the BYU Cougars in the biggest game of the Mountain West regular season.Â The over/under total for the game is 140. Both teams are 12-1 in Mountain West play this year.Â BYU is the 7th ranked team in the country while San Diego is ranked 6th in the country.
San Diego St. is 27-1 and its only defeat was to BYU, 71-58 as 5-point road underdogs on January 26th.Â The combined 129 points went der the 145-point total.Â BYUs star guard Jimmer Fredette had a game for the ages in that first meeting scoring 43 points on 14-of-24 shooting from the floor, including five-of-eight from beyond the arc. Fredette leads the nation in scoring at 27.4 points per game. The 6-foot-2 senior is averaging two points more per game than Marshon Brooks of Providence, the second-leading scorer in the country. Fredette has scored 33 and 28 points, respectively, during his last two visits to San Diegos Viejas Arena.
BYU swept the Aztecs last season winning 71-69 as one-point road underdogs and 82-68 as 7-point home favorites. San Diego State, though, will be rested having not played since last Saturday. San Diego State is currently ranked seventh in the country defensively surrendering 58.6 points per contest. The Aztecs are 15th in defensive field goal percentage holding foes to 39.3 percent shooting. The obvious key for the Aztecs is slowing down Fredette. He scored 34 points in the Cougars 84-76 hard-fought victory this past Wednesday against Colorado State. It was the first time in six games Fredette broke the 30-point barrier. BYU failed to cover as 13-point home favorites. The combined 160 points went er the 148-point total.
San Diego State is led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard, who is averaging 15.2 points a game. The Aztecs have won seven in a row since falling to the Cougars. The Aztecs beat Air Force, 70-58, as 10-point road favorites in their last game. The combined 128 points went er the 121-point total.Â San Diego State is 7-5 against the spread in its home games.
I see this game as one of the mes of the year.Â I do believe San Diego St. will get their revenge and beat BYU on their home court.Â Laying 4 points is a little high but I will still make a small play on the San Diego St. Aztecs.
San Diego St. Aztecs -4 BYU Cougars