San Diego State Aztecs (2-1) vs. Oregon State Beavers (2-0)
San Diego State Aztecs vs. Oregon State Beavers 9/16/23 – As Week Three of NCAAF season is taking shape, a particularly intriguing matchup is set to take place between San Diego State Aztecs (2-1 record) and Oregon State Beavers (2-0) will take place. Set for September 16th at 3:30 PM ET at Reser Stadium, fans can tune into it live or stream via Sofascore.
The Aztecs depend heavily on Jaylon Armstead as a running back, who has notched 147 rushing yards with 27 attempts – an average of 5.4 yards per rush attempt and scoring one touchdown so far. Wide receiver Mekhi Shaw has also been notable; she has 9 receptions for 104 receiving yards and one touchdown reception, making him a key offensive contributor for San Diego State.
On the flip side, Oregon State Beavers also possess an impressive roster. Running back Damien Martinez has been an incredible game-changer, amassing 249 rushing yards on 25 attempts for an astonishing 10 yards per rush attempt and making himself an immediate threat to San Diego Aztecs quarterback Dan Heupel’s passing game. Silas Bolden stands out as well: with 10 receptions and 118 receiving yards — including one touchdown — making him an important target of his quarterback. If you’re looking for the free 2023 NCAA football picks, consider their matchups carefully.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. Oregon State Beavers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
Jalen Mayden QB vs. DJ Uiagalelei QB
Jalen Mayden has shown flashes of potential at San Diego State Aztecs quarterback, but has yet to fully unleash it this season. Completing 50 out of 84 attempts with 59.5% completion rate indicates an inconsistent ability to connect with receivers; although Mayden has 3 touchdown passes under his belt as well as 3 interceptions (raising questions regarding decision making under pressure), as evidenced by 3 sacks lost and an average passer rating of 108.7 suggest more conservative play style that prioritizes short, quick throws compared to large defensive lineman Mayden often struggles when faced with strong defensive lineman (as evidenced by 3 sacks lost out of total).
Oregon State quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has made headlines for his impressive performances on the other side of the field. His remarkable 73.7% completion rate yields 346 passing yards with just 38 attempts completed! His five passing touchdowns and zero interceptions speak volumes about his ability to make sound decisions under high-stakes situations. Uiagalelei’s 193.6 passer rating and 9.1 yards per attempt reflect his confident and aggressive approach to the game, taking calculated risks to move the ball downfield. His overall composure and decision-making skills make him a significant threat when coupled with an effective offensive line – as evidenced by only being sacked once this season.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Oregon State Beavers -2500, Total Odds: 48
Oregon State Beavers boast the favored betting odds with a spread of -25 at -110 while San Diego Aztecs offer +25 at +110, setting an over/under score at 48 for this contest.
San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
San Diego State has not had an encouraging track record for bettors. Their recent track record does not bode well, as they are currently 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games and 2-4 ATS against Pac-12 opponents. Although they boast a respectable 7-3 straight up (SU) road record over their last 10 road games; September is not kind to them (1-6 ATS but 5-1 straight up); 5-1 against spread in six Week 3 matches are more encouraging signs.
Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Beavers have been an exceptional bettors’ pick recently. On a nine-game winning streak ATS and with an undefeated record in six SU games since August 1st. Home wins have gone 13-0 ATS; plus their 6-1 mark against Mountain West opponents boasted an OVER/UNDER.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. Oregon State Beavers 9/16/23 Betting Picks
After careful evaluation and betting trends analysis, Oregon State Beavers appear to be the safer pick both for point spread and straight up betting. While their 25-point spread might appear large at first, recent form and San Diego State’s troubles against Pac-12 teams indicate it could be within reach.
For those considering the over/under, 48 seems a reasonable total, given both teams’ offensive capabilities and Beavers’ recent tendency for totals to exceed. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some premium sports picks online.
Free Pick and Prediction: Oregon State 35, San Diego State 10.