Nevada vs. San Diego State - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Diego State (27-1) at Nevada (19-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada +5.5 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs (27-1, CONF 16-1) and Nevada Wolfpack (19-10, CONF 12-5) face off in a Mountain West showdown at the Lawlor Events Center. San Diego State knocked off Nevada 68-55 during the middle of January.
San Diego State has 27 wins on the season but each of the last two games they have shown some major holes. Two games ago against UNLV, San Diego State lost, and in their last game against Colorado State they almost lost again.
Away from home this season San Diego State is averaging 75.1 points per game while the defense is giving up 60.5 points. Overall this season San Diego State is giving up 59 points and it’s something they will try and focus on in this game.
San Diego State is led by guard Malachi Flynn who is averaging 16.9 points while shooting 43.5 percent from the field.
Nevada has been up and down this year and coming into this game they have won six games in a row. During that six game stretch, Nevada has covered four of the spreads.
At home this season Nevada has a 12-2 record and their offense has been the reason averaging 81.6 points per game. The defense hasn’t been great this season and even at home Nevada is giving up 70.1 points per game.
The first game against SDSU, the offense really struggled for Nevada and that led to a lot of issues. Nevada is led by Jalen Harris who is averaging 21.8 points per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field.
San Diego State is 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games. Nevada is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. The home team is 11-3 against the spread in the last 14 games between Nevada and San Diego State. The under is 20-9-1 in Nevada’s last 30 games played on Saturday.
San Diego State hasn’t looked as strong the last few games and it’s going to hurt them in this game. Nevada is going to find offensive success in this game and that will lead to a cover of the spread by the home team.