San Diego State Aztecs (2-1) vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (2-1)
As the NCAA basketball season takes its first steps forward, an exciting matchup is coming up between Saint Mary’s Gaels (2-1) and San Diego State Aztecs (2-1) set for a Friday matchup at T-Mobile Arena is sure to provide fans with plenty of basketball action – making this match-up ideal for NCAAB betting pick enthusiasts.
San Diego State Aztecs have outscored the Gaels by an average of two points over 39 games, scoring 71.2 on average per contest with an impressive field goal percentage of 43.8% and free throw percentage of 72.2%. Their rebounding is also impressive: on average 36.2 boards were recovered each game against Gaels opponents; they boast impressive defensive metrics with an average of 3.9 blocks and 6.7 steals per contest to help disrupt opponents’ offensive momentum.
Saint Mary’s Gaels have earned themselves an esteemed reputation for their balanced offensive and defensive strategies, scoring an average of 70.7 points across 35 contests with an impressive field goal percentage of 45.5% and three-point conversion rate of 36.5%; they average an impressive average of 7.5 three-point field goals per game! Defensively, their strength was demonstrated through averages of 35.2 rebounds per game and 6.8 steals; these results demonstrate their ability to dictate game pace while subvert their opponents’ offensive tactics.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels Game Info
|Friday, November 17, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET
Jaedon LeDee (Forward) vs. Aidan Mahaney (Guard)
Jaedon LeDee of San Diego State as a forward is known for his extraordinary performance on the court. His averages include 25 points and 9.3 rebounds per game with an incredible field goal shooting accuracy rate of 62.5 percent and free throw success rate of 76.7 percent; these statistics demonstrate his efficiency not only scoring wise but also in crucial game moments. Adding further evidence of LeDee’s versatility are his average of 1.7 steals per game that adds yet another dimension to his defensive acumen.
Aidan Mahaney has been one of the key components for Saint Mary’s Gaels in three games this season, averaging 17 points and posting an impressive 44.4% field goal percentage. While Mahaney could certainly improve upon his 3-point shooting (34.8%) and free throw accuracy (42.9%) numbers, his playmaking and scoring ability make him an indestructible threat; furthermore his 3.3 assists per game underline his importance to their offensive success.
Mahaney and LeDee’s contest is an exercise in offensive power versus versatile defense, pitting Mahaney’s sharpshooting against LeDee’s defensive acumen and scoring-rebounding abilities against Gaels’ defense – making this duel an integral component of their matchup.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Saint Mary’s Gaels -119, Total Odds: 130.5
The betting odds present a closely matched contest. The Gaels’ underdog status, with a spread of +1 at -110, reflects the anticipated competitive nature of the game. The total, set at 130.5, suggests a moderate-scoring affair, aligning with both teams’ recent performance trends.
San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
Despite their strong overall SU record, the Aztecs have struggled against the spread in recent games. However, their record against West Coast conference opponents and their head-to-head performance against the Gaels paint a picture of a team that knows how to win crucial games. The trend of games going over the total indicates their capability to engage in high-scoring contests.
Saint Mary’s Gaels Betting Trends
The Gaels have shown consistency, especially against Mountain West conference opponents, with a notable trend of games going under the total. Their strong SU record in their last 20 games and impressive performance in November and Friday games highlight their ability to perform under varied circumstances. These trends suggest a team that rises to the occasion, especially in familiar settings.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels 11/17/23 Betting Picks
After considering all available data and trends, this game presents a difficult decision for pickers. The Gaels’ ability to come through in clutch moments, particularly against conference opponents, makes them an attractive pick; however, one cannot overlook the Aztecs’ strong scoring performance and winning record as counterbalances.
In terms of betting, the best online betting approach might favor the Gaels for their resilience and ability to keep games close, especially with the trends favoring an under on the total. The Aztecs, however, should not be underestimated given their capacity to overpower opponents offensively.
Free Pick and Prediction: Saint Mary’s Gaels 65, San Diego State Aztecs 63