San Diego State Aztecs vs. UNLV Rebels - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (17-13) at San Diego State Aztecs (22-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Viejas Arena)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The UNLV Rebels will travel to play the San Diego State Aztecs in a Mountain West game on Saturday.
The San Diego State Aztecs are 22-8 (15-2) and are coming off of a win against New Mexico by a score of 83-56. San Diego State has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 1st in the Mountain West standings. San Diego State defeated UNLV by a score of 67-52 in these two teams first meeting of the season. San Diego State is averaging 67.4 points per game while giving up 60.2 points per game. San Diego State is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per game. Jeremy Hemsley is averaging 13.3 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for San Diego State. Trey Kell is averaging 12.4 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Aztecs. San Diego State is shooting 69.1% on free throws, 31.4% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
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The UNLV Rebels are 17-13 (8-9) and are coming off of a win against Wyoming by a score of 79-74. UNLV has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 6th in the Mountain West standings. UNLV is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 71.3 points per game. UNLV is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Patrick McCaw is averaging 13.7 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for UNLV. Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Rebels. UNLV is shooting 67.5% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
UNLV is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. UNLV is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 4-1 in UNLV’s last 5 games. San Diego State is 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. San Diego State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in San Diego State’s last 5 games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
San Diego State comes into this game as the best team in the Mountain West Conference. San Diego State plays very good defense and rebounds the ball well. UNLV has a higher scoring offense between the two teams, but I expect them to struggle against the San Diego State defense. I like San Diego State at home.