Betting on today’s Aztecs and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN2. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 146.5 points, and the Bulldogs are favored to win at home vs. the Aztecs.
SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS VS GONZAGA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Diego State Aztecs +7
This game will be played at McCarthey Athletic Center at 9:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.
WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Even though we have Gonzaga winning straight-up, we like San Diego State at +7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can San Diego State Stun the Crowd at McCarthey Athletic Center?
Taking on Gonzaga, the San Diego State Aztecs enter the game with a 10-2 overall record. In away games, the Aztecs have gone 2-2 this season, while they have a perfect 4-0 record at home. In terms of ATS performance, San Diego State enters today’s game with a 2-6 record. When playing on the road this season, San Diego State is 1-3 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten road games, they have a 3-7 ATS record.
Up to this point, games involving San Diego State have had an average of 149.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 140.6 points. Their over/under record is 6-2-0. The Aztecs have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 135 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the San Diego State offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Grand Canyon. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.3%, and they made 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Jaedon LeDee with 24 points. Reese Waters also added 11 points for the Aztecs.
Currently, the Aztecs’ defense holds the 59th rank in the nation, allowing 65.2 points per game. San Diego State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Grand Canyon offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 79 points.
Will the Bulldogs Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Gonzaga enters today’s game against San Diego State with a 9-3 record on the season. The Bulldogs have played three games on the road, winning two of them, and have a 3-1 record at home. Heading into their game against San Diego State, Gonzaga holds an ATS record of 3-4. In their last ten games, Gonzaga is 1-4 vs. the spread.
So far, Gonzaga’s games have averaged 146 points per game with the average over/under line being 152.5 points. Looking at the Bulldogs’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 144 points per game.
The Gonzaga offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Washington. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.6% while connecting on 5 threes. Offensively, the Bulldogs have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 59th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 150th in percentage and 227th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 75th rank in the nation, allowing 66.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Gonzaga’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.5% this season.