New Mexico vs. San Diego State - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (20-6) at New Mexico Lobos (14-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The San Diego State Aztecs and New Mexico Lobos square off Tuesday at The Pit.
The San Diego State Aztecs have won five of their last six games and are chasing a MWC title. On the season, SDSU is averaging 62.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 53.8 points on 38 percent shooting. Aqeel Quinn is averaging 11 points and 1.4 assists while Winston Shepard is averaging 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. J.J. O'Brien is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Trey Kell is shooting 36.1 percent from the field. The San Diego State Aztecs have five players averaging at least 5.8 points, and they’re shooting 63.2 percent from the line and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, SDSU is allowing 28.4 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 63 or less points in six straight games.
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The New Mexico Lobos hope to get back in the win column and snap a four-game skid. On the season, New Mexico is averaging 63 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 59 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Deshawn Delaney is averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds while Hugh Greenwood is averaging 11.7 points and 3.4 assists. Devon Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Obij Aget is shooting 60 percent from the field. The New Mexico Lobos have four players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 30.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, New Mexico is allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five in its last six games.
The Aztecs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games. The Lobos are 46-20-1 ATS in their last 67 vs. Mountain West and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aztecs are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New Mexico and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Although SDSU has lost its last two games SU in New Mexico, I don't trust the Lobos with the way they've been playing lately. It's not very often you get the Aztecs and the small chalk, and you almost feel like you have to take it when you do. While San Diego State has been awful on the road, I'm siding with the road team here.