San Diego State vs. UNLV - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego State vs. UNLV - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

UNLV (14-14) at San Diego State (26-0)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl)

The Line: San Diego State -15.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (14-14, CONF 9-6) and San Diego State Aztecs (26-0, CONF 15-0) face off in a Mountain West showdown at Viejas Arena.The Aztetcs knocked off UNLV by four points earlier this season. 

The Runnin’ Rebels have to have a lot of confidence heading into this game winning three of the last four games. In UNLV’s last game against Colorado State they were two point favorites, but blew away expectations winning 80-56. 

Away from home UNLV has a 3-7 record and the biggest reason has been becuase of their defense which is giving up 76.7 points per game. The Rebels are led by Bryce Hamilton who is averaging 15.6 points per game. 

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The Aztecs have had a perfect season, and come into this game still undefeated. SDSU has covered the spread in each of their last five games, and seven of the last ten. 

At home this season the Aztecs are averaging 73.7 points per game while the defense is giving up 57. Over the last five games overall the Aztecs offense has been even better, averaging 81.6 points per game.

Malachi Flynn is the star of the Aztecs averaging 16.7 points while shooting 44.5 percent from the field.

The Runnin’ Rebels are 6-2 ATS in their last eight Saturday games.The favorite is 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine meetings between UNLV and SDSU. The home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last eight meetings. 

The Aztecs defense at home is elite, and they are going to lock down again in this game. This feels like a game where the Runnin’ Rebels score less than 50 points. Back the Aztecs to win this game and cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick San Diego State -15.5

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