Saint Mary’s @ San Diego State
Current Records: Saint Mary’s 10-2; San Diego State 6-3
What to Know
The Saint Mary’s Gaels will take on the San Diego State Aztecs at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at Footprint Center. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Saint Mary’s simply couldn’t be stopped on Tuesday, as they easily beat the Cal State-Stanislaus Warriors at home 76-39.
Meanwhile, San Diego State was able to grind out a solid victory over the Cal State Fullerton Titans last week, winning 66-56. The Aztecs’ success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but guard Matt Bradley led the charge as he had 22 points.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Gaels are expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (5-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Saint Mary’s is now 10-2 while San Diego State sits at 6-3. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Saint Mary’s comes into the game boasting the 15th fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 57.6. The Aztecs are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they rank 26th in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 59.2 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Gaels are a 3-point favorite against the Aztecs, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Gaels, as the game opened with the Gaels as a 1.5-point favorite.
San Diego State won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Dec 22, 2020 – San Diego State 74 vs. Saint Mary’s 49
Injury Report for San Diego State
- Tahirou Diabate: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
- Aguek Arop: Game-Time Decision (Hip)
- Lamont Butler: Out (Wrist)
- Jaedon LeDee: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Che Evans: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
Injury Report for Saint Mary’s
No Injury Information