San Diego State Aztecs vs. Nevada Wolf Pack - 3/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (19-12) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (24-8)
College Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -- See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The San Diego State Aztecs will play the Nevada Wolf Pack in the semi-finals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 19-12 (10-8) and are the #5 seed in the Mountain West tournament. Nevada is coming off of a win against New Mexico by a score of 64-62 in their first game of the tournament. Nevada is averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 71.9 points per game. Nevada is also averaging 41 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Marqueze Coleman (Questionable) is averaging 17 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for Nevada. D.J. Fenner is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Wolf Pack. Nevada is shooting 73.3% on free throws, 29.2% on three-pointers, and 41.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The San Diego State Aztecs are 24-8 (16-2) and are the #1 seed in the Mountain West tournament. San Diego State is coming off of a win against Utah State by a score of 71-65 in their first game of the tournament. San Diego State defeated Nevada by a score of 57-54 in these two teams lone meeting of the season. San Diego State is averaging 68.2 points per game while giving up 60 points per game. San Diego State is also averaging 39.1 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game. Jeremy Hemsley is averaging 13.1 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for San Diego State. Trey Kell is averaging 12.6 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Aztecs. San Diego State is shooting 69% on free throws, 32.2% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
Nevada is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Friday games. Nevada is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games. The under is 4-1 in Nevada’ last 5 games. San Diego State is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. San Diego State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The over is 6-1 in San Diego State’s last 7 games.
San Diego State comes into this game as the #1 seed of the Mountain West tournament, but did not look very impressive in their win yesterday against Utah State. San Diego State finds its success on the defensive end, but Nevada will have the rebounding advantage in this game. Nevada was able to keep these two teams first meeting close, and I think they are capable of doing that again here.