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UCLA Bruins vs San Diego State Aztecs 11/25/2020 Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
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UCLA Bruins vs San Diego State Aztecs 11/25/2020 – The NCAA is now starting the basketball season and they will be kicking off with a close matchup featuring the UCLA Bruins and the Sand Diego State Aztecs. This game will happen on November 25, Wednesday at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. CBSSN will be starting the game at exactly 10:30 PM Eastern Time on television. SofaScore will be featuring the game through online live streaming. This is going to be close and according to NCAAB Lines sees that the home team San Diego Aztecs have the slightest advantage over the UCLA Bruins for this game.
UCLA Bruins vs San Diego State Aztecs 11/25/2020
The UCLA Bruins are doing well last season as they sit at second in the Pac-12 Conference just behind the Oregon Ducks. They finished with an overall record of 19-12 but did better at their own conference with 12-6. The Bruins will have the luxury of improving on last season as five of their starters are coming back for another season. Chris Smith has been their best player doing 13.1 points along with 5.4 rebounds and a steal per game. He was the Most Improved Player last season and he is expected to take it up to another notch as he will try his luck in the NBA after this season.
Players to watch: C. Smith G (GP 31 MIN 28.3 PTS 13.1 REB 5.4 AST 1.6 STL 1 BLK 0.4 TO 2.5 FG% 45.8 FT% 84 3PT% 34.1), J. Hill F (GP 30 MIN 24.1 PTS 9 REB 6.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 1.1 TO 1.9 FG% 53.3 FT% 73.6 3PT% 0), J. Jaquez Jr. G (GP 31 MIN 26.6 PTS 8.9 REB 4.8 AST 1.4 STL 1.4 BLK 0.4 TO 1.5 FG% 45.4 FT% 76.1 3PT% 31.3).
San Diego State Aztecs
The San Diego State Aztecs were having one of their best seasons for the past years until the pandemic spoiled their party. They have an outstanding 30-2 overall record and in their conference, they are five games above the second-place Utah State Aggies with a 17-1 record. They are rebuilding this season as Malachi Flynn is now drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft. Matt Mitchell will now take on the driver’s seat for the Aztecs and he averaged 12.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. He declared for the NBA draft but opted to return for one final season with the Aztecs.
Players to Watch: M. Flynn G (GP 32 MIN 33.4 PTS 17.6 REB 4.5 AST 5.1 STL 1.8 BLK 0.1 TO 1.8 FG% 44.1 FT% 85.7 3PT% 37.3), M. Mitchell F (GP 32 MIN 25.8 PTS 12.2 REB 4.8 AST 1.7 STL 1.1 BLK 0.3 TO 1.7 FG% 46.8 FT% 87.3 3PT% 39.3), Y. Wetzell F (GP 32 MIN 27.8 PTS 11.6 REB 6.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 0.6 TO 1.9 FG% 59.2 FT% 64.2 3PT% 31.8).
UCLA Bruins vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Predictions
Bruins are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
San Diego State Aztecs
Aztecs are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
UCLA Bruins vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Picks
The UCLA Bruins and San Diego State Aztecs are probably the toughest game to call for this opening day in the NCAA. Playing it safe will be picking on the home team according to Sports Gambling but the UCLA Bruins can pull out the upset on the road with an intact roster.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Bruins for this match is at -165 while the Aztecs are given a +145
Spread: The total spread for this game is just one point. Aztecs are given the -1 while the Bruins are at +1.
Total: The given total for the Bruins and Spartans are at 134 points. San Diego State is going under and UCLA should be over.
Score Prediction: 70-68, Aztecs win.