Utah State Aggies vs. UNLV Rebels - 2/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (15-12) at Utah State Aggies (16-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and the Utah State Aggies play host to the UNLV Rebels in MWC action.
Even if the UNLV Rebels sweep their final four games the best case scenario would be moving up a notch or two in the Mountain West standings. The Rebels are playing better then their 6-4 record over the last ten would indicate with three losses coming by a single point. UNLV prevented a three game skid with 76-68 victory at New Mexico on Saturday as a 4.5 point underdog. The Lobos sank shots at 43% but the visitors connected at 54% including a 10-17 performance from beyond the arc. Patrick McCaw punped in a game high 22 points on 8-16 with Christian Wood and Jelan Kendrick netting 17 points apiece. Goodluck Okonobah rounded out the top contributors with 12 points with six players scoring overall.
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The Utah State Aggies are looking to stay hot in the final weeks of the regular sason and move in to the top four of the conference. The Aggies have gotten hot at the right time with both ends of the floor contributing to a four game winning streak following an 85-79 win against visiting Fresno State on Saturday. The defense first Aggies leaned on their offense in this one with the Bulldogs connecting at 49% to hang with the nearly 54% accuracy of USU with a few more threes making a difference. Four players cracked double figures in scoring with Darius Perkins and Julion Pearre tossing in 19 points apiece. David Collette was next in line with 16 points and six boards while Jalen Moore added eleven points and eight rebounds.
The Runnin' Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. UNLV are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mountain West. Utah State are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win. There are no real angles to exploit in a game that is likely decided in the final minute...