San Diego State Aztecs vs. Nevada Wolf Pack - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (9-20) at San Diego State Aztecs (23-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Viejas Arena)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs end the regular season with a visit from upset minded the Nevada Wolf Pack.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack have played a number of close games but have not won enough to make a difference as they will end the season just ahead of San Jose State in the Mountain West standings. The Wolf Pack hope to end the year with a bang and shake off a 78-62 defeat to visiting Colorado State. The Wolf Pack struggled to find the shooting touch at 41.7% while the Rams connected at a much better 49% which accounted for nine more baskets. Tyron Criswell paced Nevada with 15 points on 6-9 accuracy with Marqueze Coleman tossing in 13 points. AJ West added eight points and nine rebounds followed by DJ Fenner and Michael Perez with seven points apiece with Perez snagging six pulls.
The San Diego State Aztecs will finish second in the Mountain West which is a nice accomplishment given how top heavy the conference was. The Aztecs will be looking for back to back wins heading in to the league playoffs after squeezing by UNLV by a 60-58 count. Both teams sank shots at around 43% with SDSU turning ten more looks at the basket in to four more makes to offset an 11-5 advantage at the charity stripe for the Rebels. JJ O’Brien saved San Diego State with a game high 22 points and six pulls on 11-19 marksmanship while Winston Shepard added ten points and a team high eight rebounds. Trey Kell and Aqeel Quinn tossed in seven points each in a balanced yet controlled attack.
The Wolf Pack are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss. Nevada are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The ztecs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. SDSU are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. San Diego State controls this one and decides how bad it gets. Perhaps a 1st half play is in order…