Against The Spread Pick
The San Diego State Aztecs are the lone unbeaten team in college basketball this season, and it doesn’t look anyone in their conference will be able to prevent them from finishing the regular season undefeated. The Aztecs enter this game ranked 4th in the nation with a record of 21-0, which includes a 10-0 conference record. They are coming off a narrow road win against UNLV on Sunday by a score of 71-67. The Aztecs will look to remain undefeated when they travel to take on the New Mexico Lobos. Meanwhile, the Lobos enter this game with a record of 16-6, which includes a conference record of 5-4 putting them in a four-way tie with Utah State, Colorado State and Boise State for 4th place in the Mountain West. The Lobos have struggled over their previous four games going 1-3, which includes a blowout loss on the road against Nevada on Saturday by a score of 74-96. The Aztecs will remain undefeated following this game. However, I love the Lobos and the 10.5 points in this spot.
Over Under Pick
New Mexico is one of the highest-scoring teams in the country this season. The Lobos enter this game, averaging the 17th most points per game at 80. However, they have been one of the worst teams defensively this season, ranking 307th in points allowed per game with 75.5. Meanwhile, the Aztecs enter this game, averaging 74.52 points per game, which ranks 101st in the nation. However, they are more known for their defensive play as they are limiting opponents to the 4th fewest points in the country at 57.19 points per game. The total in this game seems exceptionally high, given the defensive play of the Aztecs. As a result, I look for the under 144 points to be one of the more comfortable wins on Wednesday.