San Diego State vs Colorado State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The top-seeded San Diego State Aztecs (24-6, 15-3 MWC) are squaring off against the No. 8 seed Colorado State Rams (15-17, 6-12 MWC) in the MWC Tournament on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center. The contest is scheduled for 3:00 PM.

Thursday’s game between the Aztecs and the Rams sees the Aztecs as a strong, 9.5-point favorite. The point total for the matchup is 136.5.

San Diego State vs. Colorado State Odds

Point Spread for San Diego State vs. Colorado State

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing San Diego State as the favorite.

San Diego State vs. Colorado State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, San Diego State has -482 odds to pick up the win, while Colorado State is listed at +368 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 136.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: Thomas & Mack Center

San Diego State vs. Colorado State Betting Trends

Against the spread, San Diego State is 13-15-1 this year. The Aztecs have been chosen as favorites in 26 games this year and have walked away with the win 22 times (84.6%) in those games. San Diego State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 14 times in 31 opportunities (45.2%).

Colorado State has 12 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Rams are 4-11 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 26.7% of those games). Colorado State’s games this season have hit the over on 18 of 31 set point totals (58.1%).

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San Diego State vs. Colorado State Key Players to Watch

San Diego State

Matt Bradley paces his team in both points (13) and assists (2.2) per game, and also averages 3.9 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Darrion Trammell is tops on the Aztecs at 3.6 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.1 rebounds and 9.8 points. Nathan Mensah is tops on his team in rebounds per game (5.8), and also puts up 6.6 points and 0.6 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.7 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Lamont Butler averages 8.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Colorado State

John Tonje leads the Rams in rebounding (4.8 per game), and produces 14.5 points and 1.3 assists. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Isaiah Rivera is averaging 8.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, making 47.6% of his shots from the field and 38.4% from beyond the arc, with 1 triples per contest. Patrick Cartier gets the Rams 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the San Diego State Aztecs

A total of seven out of San Diego State’s 18 MWC games this season have hit the over. So far this season, the Aztecs are averaging 72.9 points per game (153rd-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 64.4 points per contest (36th-ranked). San Diego State ranks 16th-best in college basketball by allowing only 27.4 rebounds per game. It ranks 141st in college basketball by grabbing 32.4 rebounds per contest.

San Diego State is 173rd in the nation with 7.5 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 69th with a 36.3% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Aztecs are allowing 6.6 three-pointers per game this year (101st-ranked in college basketball), and they are allowing a 29.9% three-point percentage (16th-best).

The Aztecs are 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, San Diego State has hit the over twice. In its last 10 games, San Diego State has been putting up 67.7 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 72.9 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. San Diego State’s defense has been tougher as of late, as the team has allowed 59.8 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 64.4 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

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What you need to know about the Colorado State Rams

Colorado State is 7-12-0 ATS in conference play this season. In 2022-23, the Rams are 156th in the nation on offense (72.8 points scored per game) and 226th defensively (71.6 points conceded). With 28.4 rebounds per game and 30.1 rebounds conceded, Colorado State is 333rd and 113th in college basketball, respectively.

At 7.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.6% from downtown, Colorado State is 139th and 58th in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Rams are the 13th-worst squad in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (9.1 per game) and 23rd-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (36.7%).

The Rams are 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Colorado State has hit the over five times. Colorado State is putting up 70.4 points per contest in its previous 10 games, which is 2.4 fewer points than its average for the season (72.8). The Rams have played worse defensively in their past 10 games, giving up 72.1 points per contest, 0.5 more points their than season average of 71.6.

San Diego State vs. Colorado State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is San Diego State, and we predict that Colorado State will cover the spread (San Diego State -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136.5 points.

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How to bet San Diego State vs. Colorado State

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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