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Colorado State Rams Face Uphill Battle as they Prepare for Challenging Away Game Against San Diego State

In a highly anticipated basketball game, two competitive programs will face off in southern California. Colorado State recently achieved a dominant victory over San Jose State, while San Diego State suffered an overtime loss to Nevada. The Aztecs hold a historical advantage in the series, but the Rams emerged victorious in their previous encounter. Despite San Diego State being favored to win by 5.5 points, the betting line has remained unchanged.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Rams +198 | Aztecs -240
  • Spread: Rams +5.5 (-110) | Aztecs -5.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 140 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that San Diego St. will win straight-up is 71%.

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Colorado St. Rams

Colorado State earned their fourth consecutive victory by defeating San Jose State at home. With this win, the Rams improved their overall record to 19-5 and are currently tied for second place in the Mountain conference with a 7-4 mark. During the game against San Jose State, Colorado State utilized a 13-0 run in the first half to turn a one-point deficit into a 22-10 lead with 7:33 remaining. They maintained their dominance throughout the game, leading by 19 points at halftime and preventing the Spartans from closing the gap to less than 10 points. Colorado State shot 49% from the field, including six of 17 from three-point range, while San Jose State managed just 32.8% shooting. Rashaan Mbemba led the Rams with 13 points off the bench.

In terms of offensive performance, Colorado State ranks 63rd in the nation by averaging 79 points per game. They also collect an average of 32.3 rebounds per game and distribute 19.5 assists per game. Defensively, the Rams rank 133rd by allowing 68.6 points per game. Key players for Colorado State include Isaiah Stevens, who averages 16.3 points and 7.5 assists, as well as Patrick Cartier, Joel Scott, and Nique Clifford. Other important contributors in the Rams' rotation are Josiah Strong, Jalen Lake, Joe Palmer, Rashaan Mbemba, Kyan Evans, and Javonte Johnson.

Notably, Colorado State excels in shooting, with a team shooting percentage of 50.6%, ranking 5th nationally. They make an average of eight three-pointers per game, shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc. Additionally, the Rams have a strong free throw conversion rate of 76.7%.

Finally, in terms of power rankings, Colorado State is ranked 75th overall. Offensively, they are ranked 65th, averaging 79.00 points per game, and defensively ranked 91st, allowing an average of 68.25 points. The Rams' shooting percentages are also highlighted, with a 50.55% field goal percentage (ranked 6th), 76.69% free throw percentage (ranked 25th), and a 36.48% three-point percentage (ranked 55th). They have room for improvement in rebounding

San Diego St. Aztecs Analysis

San Diego State recently had their two-game win streak come to an end with an overtime loss to Nevada. The team's overall record is 18-6 and they are currently tied for second in the Mountain West conference with a 7-4 record in conference play. In their game against Nevada, San Diego State started off slow, trailing 6-0 and being down by as much as seven in the first half. However, they were able to close the gap and were only three points behind at halftime. The Aztecs held a lead in the final minutes of regulation but ended up giving up a game-tying basket with five seconds left. They scored the first four points in overtime but ultimately lost the game with a final score of 64-70. In terms of statistics, the Aztecs shot 40.8% from the field and made three out of 19 three-point attempts. They also had 16 turnovers. Jaedon LeDee was the leading scorer for San Diego State in the game with 20 points and seven rebounds.

On the season, the Aztecs have been averaging 75.8 points per game, ranking them 130th in the nation for scoring offense. They also average 36.8 rebounds and 12.5 assists per game. Defensively, they allow an average of 67.3 points per game, placing them 64th in scoring defense. Jaedon LeDee is one of the team's top players, averaging 20 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Other key contributors include Reese Waters and Micah Parrish. Lamont Butler, Darrion Trammell, Elijah Saunders, Jay Pal, Miles Byrd, and Miles Heide are also important role players for the Aztecs. In terms of shooting percentages, San Diego State shoots 45% from the field as a team, makes an average of 7.2 three-pointers per game with a 32.6% success rate, and converts 73.6% of their free throw attempts.

In terms of rankings, the Aztecs have a power ranking of 62. They are ranked 133rd for offense, 64th for defense, and their overall record is 18-6. In their previous three matchups against Colorado State, San Diego State has won two games and lost one. In terms of offense, the Aztecs have a field goal percentage of 45

Colorado State Rams Face Uphill Battle as they Prepare for Challenging Away Game Against San Diego State

The Colorado State Rams recently faced off against the opposing team in Fort Collins, achieving an eight-point victory by showcasing a commendable 67.7% shooting rate from within the arc. However, the Rams now face the challenge of playing an away game, a task that has proven difficult for them this season. With a road record of 3-4 and four losses in their five conference road games, the Rams have struggled to find success in away games. Their only road conference win occurred on February 3 when they defeated Fresno State by a margin of 12 points. On the contrary, the San Diego State team has been enjoying an impeccable home game performance this season, with a flawless record of 11 wins and 0 losses. A remarkable 10 of these victories were achieved with double-digit differentials. While a blowout is not expected, the Aztecs' exceptional home performance, combined with the Rams' road difficulties, suggests that the pendulum of advantage favors the hosts.

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