The San Diego State Aztecs (18-2) and Colorado State Rams (13-6) will meet up in a Mountain West Conference affair Saturday afternoon inside Moby Arena in Fort Collins.
San Diego State Aztecs at Colorado State Rams
San Diego State has won nine-straight games against the Colorado State Rams, including wins in six consecutive contests inside today’s venue. The Aztecs will be looking to improve to 5-0 in Mountain West Conference play for the second year in a row. “We’re 4-0 in conference right now, that’s a beautiful start,” commented Aztecs forward Tim Shelton commented. The program has won 11 straight games, which is tied for the fourth-longest active streak in the nation. San Diego State is 4-0 ATS versus conference foes this year.
The Aztecs have won 12 straight road games against current Mountain West Conference opponents, while going 37 consecutive games without allowing an opponent to shoot 50 percent or better from the field. San Diego State has also won 58 straight over non-ranked opponents entering the weekend, which is the nation’s longest such streak. Junior guard Chase Tapley leads the offense, averaging 16.4 points per game, scoring 10-plus points in 14 straight games.
Colorado State dropped both games of its recent two-game road trip, while the “under” has cashed in its last three contests. The Rams are coming off an 85-52 blowout loss to the New Mexico Lobos as 11.5-point road underdogs. “We don’t share the ball,” commented Rams head coach Tim Miles. “We’re just not a very good team right now.” the program is 9-1 at home this season, including a 2-0 mark against conference opponents in Fort Collins. Colorado State is 9-8 ATS on the season and the “over” is 10-6 on the year.
The Rams have two players that are among an elite group of nine players in the Mountain West to rank on the league’s top-20 charts in both scoring and rebounding this season. Juniors Dorian Green and Greg Smith are both enjoying tremendous seasons. Despite its recent struggles, Colorado State leads the conference in shooting 48.7 percent from the floor, while hitting 41.8 percent of its shots from beyond the arc. It’s still important to note that the pgoram is seeking its first win over a ranked opponent since the 2003-04 campaign.
Bettors will find that the Rams have gone “under” the total in their last six games as a home underdog of 6.5 points or less, while these two teams have fallen below the number in five of the last six meetings.
Recommendation: Under 138.5
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