San Jose State Spartans vs. UNLV Rebels - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (16-14) at San Jose State Spartans (2-27)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans look to end the regular season with their first conference win when the UNLV Rebels visit.
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This isn’t the year that the UNLV Rebels return to their glory days at 7th place in the Mountain West. However, to be fair the Rebels could be challenging the top four if the close ones didn’t end up in the loss column. The Rebels dropped another close one in Wednesday’s 60-58 defeat at the hands of visiting San Diego State. The Aztecs rode 42% shooting and ten more looks to sink four more buckets then the 43% shooting Rebels who recorded six more free throws. Dwayne Morgan led three double digit scorers with 13 points on 4-6 from the floor with Cody Doolin tossing in 12 points on 6-10 accuracy. Christian Wood added ten points and 16 rebounds while Jordan Cornish and Patrick McCaw netted nine and seven points.
I think the one goal that San Jose State has entering the season finale’ with UNLV is to remove the big goose egg in Mountain West play as they now stand at 0-17 following a 68-51 defeat versus visiting Boise State as their offensive woes continued to plague them. The Broncos jumped out to a 17 point lead by the intermission and emptied the bench in the second half. The visitors held a sizeable 41%-30% shooting advantage which equaled seven more baskets which was obviously decisive. Rashad Muhammad gave the offense 17 points and six pulls on 5-12 from the field with Darryl Gaynor II and Jaleel Williams combining for 21 points and ten boards. Brandon Mitchell supplied some muscle in the paint with seven points and eleven rebounds but the rest of the team totaled just six points.
The Runnin' Rebels are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. UNLV are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mountain West. SJSU are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 19-40-3 ATS in their last 62 games following a S.U. loss. I expect the Spartans to make an all out effort to avoid the goose egg but no value for me on either side…