San Diego State Aztecs at Illinois State Redbirds Betting Prediction

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The Illinois State Redbirds (6-2) will be at home in Redbird Arena when they square off with the San Diego State Aztecs (4-2). The game begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

San Diego State Aztecs at Illinois State Redbirds ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Redbirds edged the BYU Cougars 92-89, while the Aztecs dismantled the Jackson State Tigers 87-44.

San Diego State played a perfect game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.596 (above their season average of 0.518) and a free throw rate of 0.333 (below their season average of 0.337). For those same stats, Jackson State was 0.293 and 0.172, respectively. The Redbirds, meanwhile, held the Cougars to an effective field goal percentage of 0.444 (below their season average of 0.510) and had a turnover percentage of 13.1 (better than their season average of 14.6). Illinois State rallied around Phil Fayne, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Matt Mitchell led the way for San Diego State, putting up 15 points and six rebounds.

The offense of Illinois State will battle against the elite defense of San Diego State. Since the 2017-18 season, the Redbirds rank 252nd in offensive efficiency, while the Aztecs are 40th in defensive efficiency. The Aztecs should have the edge on that side of the ball.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Illinois State Redbirds Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Illinois State, ATS Winner – San Diego State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • San Diego State ranks 69th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0) while Illinois State ranks 306th (39.1).
  • The Redbirds rank 136th in steals per game (6.4) while the Aztecs rank 179th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
  • Illinois State ranks 74th in blocks per game (4.0) while San Diego State ranks 114th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
  • The Redbirds rank 29th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while the Aztecs rank 253rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.8).
  • San Diego State averages 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 86th in the country. Illinois State ranks 251st in assists allowed per game (14.5).