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San Diego State vs. Nevada - 2/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nevada at San Diego State
Date & Time Wednesday February 20, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Viejas Arena
San Diego, CA
The Line
San Diego State Aztecs +7.5 -- Over/Under: 146
TV Channel
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The 6th ranked Nevada Wolf Pack will travel to Viejas Arena to take on the San Diego State Aztecs this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The 6th ranked Nevada Wolf Pack won their 10th straight game and improved to 24-1 (11-1 MW) on the season after defeating the Wyoming Cowboys, 82-49, this past Saturday night. Nevada had no trouble taking care of business against the overmatched Cowboys early in this one and easily cruised to victory after taking a 36-20 halftime lead. Nevada shot 54.4% from the field while holding Wyoming to just 30.0% shooting from the field and 25.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Wolf Pack was Tre’Shawn Thurman who had a double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal.

On the season, Nevada is averaging 82.5 ppg on 47.1% shooting from the field. The Wolf Pack are averaging 8.8 three-pointers per game on 34.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Nevada has been led by Caleb Martin (19.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.3 spg), Jordan Caroline (18.8 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.9 apg), Jazz Johnson (11.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Cody Martin (11.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.2 spg).

Defensively, Nevada is holding their opponents to an average of 65.8 ppg on 40.1% shooting from the field. The Wolf Pack have a rebound margin of 2.4 and a turnover margin of 4.0.

The San Diego State Aztecs won their 3rd straight game and improved to 16-9 (8-4 MW) on the season after defeating the Boise State Broncs, 71-65, this past Saturday. San Diego State trailed by a 29-25 margin at halftime, however, was outstanding offensively in the 2nd half and was able to pull away after taking a 57-47 lead with 6:49 left in regulation. San Diego State shot 45.5% from the field and outrebounded Boise State by a 43-25 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Aztecs was Jalen McDaniels who had 18 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals.

On the season, San Diego State is averaging 74.5 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Aztecs are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego State has been led by Jalen McDaniels (17.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg), Devin Watson (16.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.4 apg), Matt Mitchell (10.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Jeremy Hemsley (9.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.2 spg).

Defensively, San Diego State is allowing their opponents to average 68.7 ppg on 41.9% shooting from the field. The Aztecs have a rebound margin of 3.0 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

The Wolf Pack are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 TS in their last 5 road games. The Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

Nevada continues to pile on the wins this season and come into this match-up ranked 22nd in scoring offense, 55th in FG%, and 45th in scoring defense.

San Diego State has won 6 of their last 7 games and currently rank 134th in scoring offense, 104th in scoring defense, and 80th in defensive FG%.

Nevada has been crushing opponents as of late, winning their last 7 games by an average of 24.1 ppg, however, the Wolf Pack certainly will have to bring their best game against a San Diego State team that has been playing some of their best basketball of the season as of late, including an impressive 68-63 victory against Utah State. Nevada is the better team, however, between the fact that the Aztecs are 12-2 at home this season and the Aztecs are solid on both sides of the ball, I think San Diego State will be able to do enough in this one to cover with the points. Take San Diego State and the points! Good Luck!

San Diego State Aztecs +7.5

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