UNLV vs. San Diego State - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (15-6) at UNLV Rebels (13-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -4.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and the San Diego State Aztecs face off on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The UNLV Rebels are 13-8 this season and they have won four of their last five games. UNLV is averaging 74.8 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Patrick McCaw leads the Rebels averaging 12.9 points per game. Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 10.5 points, Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 10.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, and Jerome Seagears is averaging 9.6 points. UNLV is 8-2 a home and 4-4 in the MWC.
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The San Diego State Aztecs are 15-6 this season and they have won their last eight games. SDSU is averaging 65.3 points per game and they are shooting 40.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.2 points and their opponents are shooting 36 percent. Jeremy Hemsley leads the Aztecs averaging 12.9 points per game. Trey Kell is averaging 10.7 points, Winston Shepard is averaging 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Zylan Cheatham is averaging 8.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. San Diego State is 5-1 on the road and 8-0 in the Mountain West.
UNLV is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 14-5 against the spread following a win, and 1-8 against the spread in their last nine home games against a team with a winning road record. San Diego State is 6-0-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread and 3-1-2 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 124.5 and for my free pick I will go with the under as I expect a deliberate pace.