San Diego State Aztecs vs. California Golden Bears ATS Prediction


The San Diego State Aztecs (5-3) will travel to Haas Pavilion to challenge the California Golden Bears (2-5). The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and will air on Pac-12 Network.

San Diego State Aztecs at California Golden Bears Betting Odds

In their last game, the Golden Bears lost to the Yale Bulldogs, 76-59, while the Aztecs were victorious over the UAPB Golden Lions, 76-60.

San Diego State played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.4 and a free throw rate of 0.286. For those same stats, UAPB was 22.5 and 0.214, respectively. California, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.412 vs. 0.327). Paris Austin played a pivotal role for California with 18 points. Meanwhile, Jalen McDaniels led the way for San Diego State, putting up 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

The Golden Bears won the sole game between these two teams last season, 63-62. California had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 13.8). San Diego State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (19.6 vs. 22.9).

The offense of California will clash against the stingy defense of San Diego State. Since last season, the Golden Bears rank 322nd in offensive efficiency, while the Aztecs are 65th in defensive efficiency. The Aztecs figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. California Golden Bears Betting Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – California, ATS Winner – San Diego State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • San Diego State ranks 90th in assists per game (14.7) while California ranks 288th (9.7).
  • The Golden Bears rank 35th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Aztecs rank 155th (3.2).
  • California ranks 101st in steals per game (6.7) while San Diego State ranks 154th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • The Aztecs rank 86th in rebounds per game (37.7) while the Golden Bears rank 225th (34.3).
  • San Diego State ranks 185th in three pointers attempted per game (21.5) while California ranks 306th (16.0).