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BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs 12/18/2020 Picks, NCAAB Predictions & Previews

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BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs 12-18-2020 Picks, NCAAB Predictions & Previews

BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs 12/18/2020 – The San Deigo State Aztecs are showing why they are ranked in the Top25 and they are glad to host their next game in hoping to extend the winning streak. This team will be going up against the Birmingham Young University Cougars this Friday, December 18 at the Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl located in San Diego, California. IT will be CBS Sports Network that holds the broadcast rights of the game and they will start the telecast at exactly 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Sofascore is going to host the online live stream. It is seen by Online Betting that the San Diego Aztecs are going to extend their winning streak against the BYU Cougars.

BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs 12/18/2020

When: Friday, December 18, 5:00 PM ET
Where: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego, California
TV: CBSSN
Stream: Sofascore

BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs 12/18/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
BYU Cougars +7.5 (-110) 135.5 o (-110) +280
San Diego State Aztecs -7.5 (-110) 135.5 u (-110) -340
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BYU Cougars

The BYU Cougars are off to a good start as they head on the road to face the San Diego State Aztecs with a record of 6-2. This team showed character after bouncing back from a hard loss against the Boise State Broncos. The Cougars had a strong outing in their last game prevailing by a wide margin of 18 points. Connor Harding was the best player in that game as he tallied 17 points, four rebounds, and two assists while Spencer Johnson did 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Richard Harward rounds up the double-digit scorers with 15 points. The team’s top scorer Alex Barcello had only five points but was able to dish out eight assists.

 Players to Watch:  A. Barcello G (GP 8 MIN 30.5 PTS 17.8 REB 4.6 AST 3.9 STL 0.9 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 61.4 FT% 65.4 3PT% 62.2), M. Haarms F (GP 6 MIN 22.7 PTS 9.7 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 0 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 FG% 47.1 FT% 61.5 3PT% 13.3), C. Harding G (GP 8 MIN 25.3 PTS 8.6 REB 2.6 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 0.1 TO 1 FG% 42.1 FT% 90.9 3PT% 32.4).

San Diego State Aztecs

The San Diego State Aztecs have maintained an unblemished record of 5-0 leading to this game against the BYU Cougars. The winning streak helped them go up to six places in the Top25 and they are currently the 18th best-ranked team. Their most recent game was against the Arizona State Sun Devils by 12 points, 80-68. Jordan Schakel is showing that he is ready for the NBA providing his team with 25 points, six rebounds, two steals and five three-pointers. Nathan Mensah had a strong double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds while Matt Mitchell chipped in with 14 points.

Players to Watch: J. Schakel G GP 8 MIN 25.3 PTS 8.6 REB 2.6 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 0.1 TO 1 FG% 42.1 FT% 90.9 3PT% 32.4, M. Mitchell F GP 5 MIN 28.2 PTS 15.2 REB 3.8 AST 0.4 STL 1.2 BLK 0 TO 1 FG% 48 FT% 93.8 3PT% 41.9, N. Mensah F GP 5 MIN 26.4 PTS 12.6 REB 4 AST 1.8 STL 1.6 BLK 0.4 TO 2.8 FG% 35.6 FT% 76.5 3PT% 25.

BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Predictions

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BYU Cougars

BYU is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of BYU’s last 9 games.
BYU is 15-3 SU in their last 18 games.
BYU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against San Diego State.
Cougars are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against San Diego State.

San Diego State Aztecs

San Diego State is 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Diego State’s last 12 games.
San Diego State is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego State’s last 5 games against BYU.
San Diego State is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.

BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Picks

The San Diego State Aztecs are on a huge run and a win here will even make them climb up the rankings even further. They are the team picked by the college basketball betting sites as the team that will be prevailing in this matchup against the Birmingham Young Cougars.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Cougars is at +280 while the Aztecs as the favored team are at -340.

Spread: 7.5 points separate both teams across the spread.  The Cougars are sitting on +7.5 while the Aztecs own -7.5.

Total: It is 135.5 points on the total for this matchup with the Cougars going over and the Eagles are the team under.

Score Prediction: 73-63, Aztecs win.