UNLV at San Diego State
|Date & Time||Saturday January 26, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
San Diego, CA
San Diego State Aztecs -4 -- Over/Under: 143.5
The UNLV Rebels and the San Diego State Aztecs meet in Mountain West conference college basketball action from the Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl on Saturday night.
The UNLV Rebels will look to keep their momentum going after winning 5 of their last 6 games following a 74-58 win over New Mexico last time out. Nick Blair led the Rebels with 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting with 4 threes along with 6 rebounds while Kris Clyburn added 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 4 threes and Noah Robotham added 11 points with 3 threes and a team-high 9 assists with a pair of steals. Amauri Hardy added 10 points with 6 rebounds and 6 assists to round out the scoring in double figures for the Rebels in the win while Joel Ntambwe chipped in 5 points with a team-high 11 rebounds as well in the victory. Clyburn leads UNLV in scoring with 13.4 points per game while Ntambwe leads the Rebels in rebounding with 6.2 rebounds per game and Robotham leads the Rebels in assists with 4.4 helpers per game this season. As a team, UNLV is averaging 75.8 points per game on 43% shooting from the field, 34.1% from 3-point range and 69.2% from the foul line this season.
The San Diego State Aztecs will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 8 games and splitting their last 16 games overall following a 66-62 loss to Fresno State last time out. Jalen McDaniels led the Aztecs with 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting with 10 rebounds for the double-double while Jeremy Hemsley added 14 points along with 3 steals and Devin Watson chipped in 13 points with a team-high 3 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for San Diego State in the losing effort. McDaniels leads San Diego State with an average of 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while Watson leads the Aztecs in assists with 5 assists per game this season. As a team, San Diego State is averaging 75.3 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, 37.1% from behind the 3-point line and 72.5% from the foul line this season.
UNLV is 9-27-5 ATS in their last 41 road games and 14-39-4 ATS in their last 57 conference games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. San Diego State is 15-6 ATS in their last 21 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 19-9-1 in their last 29 games overall. UNLV is 6-18-2 ATS in the last 26 meetings between these two teams and 0-2-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams at San Diego State.
UNLV has been playing very well as of late, so points with the Runnin’ Rebels are tempting. However, UNLV has still been one of the worst teams in the country to back on the road for quite some time now, and it’s been no different when visiting the Aztecs as San Diego State as San Diego State has won the last 3 meetings at home by a combined 87 points, an average margin of victory of 29 points per game over that span. The Aztecs have also won 6 of the last 7 meetings home or away by double-digits, so I’ll lay the points with San Diego State in one of the better bets on Saturday’s card given the history between these two teams.