UNLV vs. San Diego State - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (22-7) at UNLV Rebels (16-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and the San Diego State Aztecs face off on Wednesday at the Thomas and Mack Center in a Mountain West Conference college basketball battle.
The UNLV Rebels are 16-13 this season and have won two of their last three games and are playing their final home game of the season. UNLV is averaging 68.6 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Rashad Vaughn leads the Rebels averaging 17.8 points per game. Christian Wood is averaging 15.2 points and 9.9 rebounds, Patrick McCaw is averaging 10.1 points, and Jelan Kendrick is averaging 6.4 points. UNLV is 12-3 at home and 7-9 in the MWC.
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The San Diego State Aztecs are 22-7 this season and they are coming off of a 10-point loss to Boise State. SDSU is averaging 62.3 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 53.6 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Winston Shepard leads the Aztecs averaging 11.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Aqeel Quinn is averaging 11.1 points, J.J. O’Brien is averaging 9.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Dwayne Polee II is averaging 8.0 points. San Diego State is 5-5 on the road and 12-4 in the Mountain West.
UNLV is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing record. San Diego State is 5-2 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
San Diego State is coming off of a bad loss to Boise but I look for them to rebound here.