The San Diego State Aztecs (1-0) will travel to the Marriott Center to challenge the BYU Cougars (1-0). The game gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. BYU Cougars ATS Odds
Both teams thoroughly outplayed their last opponent. The Cougars defeated the Cal State Fullerton Titans 76-58, while the Aztecs beat the Texas Southern Tigers 77-42.
San Diego State dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 49.1 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.451. Texas Southern recorded marks of 28.0 and 0.258, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, BYU’s 0.588 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Cal State Fullerton, who had a mark of 0.412. Alex Barcello was a key piece for BYU with 17 points. San Diego State was lifted by Malachi Flynn, who had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists.
It will be a showdown of opposite tempos as the up-tempo Cougars will look to push the more methodical Aztecs. Since the 2018-19 season, the Cougars rank 61st in possessions per game while the Aztecs are 230th.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. BYU Cougars Odds Pick
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Byu, ATS Winner – BYU, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- San Diego State averages 36.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 97th in the country. BYU ranks 227th in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).
- The Cougars allow the 43rd-fewest blocks per game (2.6) while the Aztecs rank 47th (2.7).
- The Cougars rank 123rd in three pointers allowed per game (21.6) while the Aztecs rank 225th (23.7).
- San Diego State ranks 94th in assists per game (14.3) while BYU ranks 167th in assists allowed per game (13.2).