The San Diego Toreros (5-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they square off against the San Diego State Aztecs (5-2) at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Action gets underway at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
San Diego State Aztecs at San Diego Toreros Free Preview
In the Aztecs last matchup, they fell to the Washington State Cougars, 93-86. With 23 points on 8-for-20 shooting, Devin Watson led San Diego State in scoring. Washington State did a fantastic job of making free throws (22-25; 88.0 percent). San Diego State, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 (above their season average of 34.2).
The Toreros hope to keep it rolling after topping the Grand Canyon Antelopes in their last game, 72-62. San Diego was lifted by Isaiah Wright, who recorded 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. The Toreros held the Antelopes to an effective field goal percentage of 0.404 (below their season average of 0.569) and had a turnover percentage of 15.6 (better than their season average of 17.2).
The inefficient offense of San Diego will square off against the elite defense of San Diego State. Since the 2016-17 season, the Toreros rank 281st in offensive efficiency, while the Aztecs are 10th in defensive efficiency. The Aztecs figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. ,
Of San Diego State’s 5 games with betting action, five have finished over the projected point total, while 1 of San Diego’s 2 games have finished over the projected point total. The Toreros have the better straight up (SU) record (5-0 vs. 5-2), but the Aztecs have the superior against the spread (ATS) record (3-2 vs. 2-0).
The Aztecs won the only game against the Toreros last season, 69-59. The Aztecs played a nearly perfect game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.314 and a turnover percentage of 10.3. The Toreros recorded marks of 0.102 and 20.8, respectively, for those same stats.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. San Diego Toreros ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Diego State, ATS Winner – San Diego State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Toreros rank 73rd in three pointers attempted per game (23.6) while the Aztecs rank 176th in three pointers allowed per game (21.4).
- San Diego ranks 232nd in assists per game (12.4) while San Diego State ranks 263rd (11.8).
- San Diego State ranks 41st in blocks per game (4.7) while San Diego ranks 278th (2.0).
- The Aztecs rank 94th in steals per game (6.8) while the Toreros rank 292nd (4.3).
- San Diego State ranks 82nd in rebounds per game (37.6) while San Diego ranks 280th (33.3).