Sat, Feb 26, 2:13pm by Kevin Pitstock
The Mountain West Conference has two teams in the Top Ten in the nation going against each other at the Viejas Center in San Diego, California on Saturday, February 26, 2011. The BYU Cougars are 26-2 overall and 10-1 on the road while the Aztecs are 27-1 and unblemished 14-0 at home.
Brigham Young has won six games in a row and have won 8 of their last ten games while San Diego State have won 8 in a row and are 9 of their last ten games. Before we check the odds courtesy of Centrebet, let’s preview each team and make our free pick.
San Diego State Overview
The ball has to pass through the hands of Kwahi Leonard for the Aztecs to be successful. He leads in scoring for the team at 15.2 points per game, grabs an outstanding 10,7 rebounds per game and makes 1.4 steals on an average per game. DJ Gay dishes the assists at a rate of 3.5 per game and Billy White fires 57% from the field. Malcolm Thomas guards the paint area as he blocks 2.2 shots per game.
The Aztecs score at a 72 points per game clip while allowing 58.6 to their opponents. They shoot 47%from the field, 35% from 3’s and 68% from the free throw line. The hold a 11 rebound differential to their opposition with 38.8 to 27.4 per game.
Brigham Young Overview
The nation has found a new cut hero in college basketball with the play of BYU’s Jimmer Ferdette. Jimmer has taken the nation by storm with his coring propensity. He is scoring 27 points per game and throws around 4.2 assist per game. Brandon Davies rebounds over 6 boards per game and shoots 53% from the field. Jackson Emory maintains the guard play as he successfully steals 2.8 per game.
This is the 6th highest scoring team in the nation with 83 points per game and they are stingy on defense as they allow only 66 points per game. They are 45% shooters from the field, 37% from 3-point stripe and 75% free throw shooters. They can wipe 39 boards off the glass per game and keep the opponents to 32 per game.
Pick and Prediction
Two top ranked teams that are playing in front of a national audience on ESPN is a big deal for these teams and their future. The game will be roccking from start to finish. The odds at Centrebet have Brigham Young +3. The last time these two teams played, BYU won 71-58. Our expert pick is to bet the Centrebet odds for BYU +3 in this game.
Our Pick: Bet Brigham Young +3 at Centrebet
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