San Diego State Aztecs (3-1) at Nevada Wolf Pack (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Clarence Mackay Stadium)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack +2 -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack host the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college football action from Mackay Stadium in Reno.
San Diego State comes in here at 3-1 so far. The Aztecs bounced back from a loss to San Jose State with a win over Hawaii this past weekend. As for Nevada, they’re 4-0 this year. The Wolf Pack have beaten Wyoming, UNLV, Utah State and New Mexico in succession so far. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
For the most part, San Diego State has had three good games and one bad one this year, which is probably the simplest way to sum things up. In each of their three wins, the Aztecs have put up 34 points or more. The loss to San Jose State was 28-17 and pretty uncharacteristic.
In the 34-10 win over Hawaii last weekend, San Diego State quarterback Carson Baker had 30 yards and two interceptions on 4-of-13 passing, with Chance Bell catching one for 14 yards. Greg Bell led the rush with 160 yards and two scores on 19 carries.
Over on the Nevada side, there have been a couple of close escapes this year, but the team is perfect through four games. The Wolf Pack beat Wyoming 37-34 in overtime, then took out UNLV 37-19 and Utah State 34-9. Nevada’s last game was another close one, 27-20 over New Mexico.
In the win over New Mexico, Nevada quarterback Carson Strong finished with 336 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Romeo Doubs led the receivers with five catches for 172 yards and three TDs, and Toa Taua posted 62 rush yards on 15 carries.
The Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last six overall and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 on turf. San Diego State is 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Wolf Pack are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS win. Nevada is 4-1-1 ATS in their last six home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight conference games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Nevada here. San Diego State has a pretty balanced offense when they’re running on all cylinders, but regardless they’re relying heavily on the run this season. Nevada has been able to open things up on that side of the ball, and the Wolf Pack have put up some pretty good scoring totals this season. Unless the Aztecs can take total control in a possession game here, I like Nevada to keep things moving on the scoreboard and cover.