Against The Spread Pick
The number four team in the nation in San Diego State, with an impressive 26-0 record, takes on the 14-14 UNLV Rebels. San Diego State’s stellar play all season makes them a legitimate contender for the national championship, and their undefeated record is not in jeopardy tonight. They have the sixth ranked defense and a top 40 offense in the nation, while UNLV is a solid team but just not enough to challenge San Diego State tonight. SDSU is too much of a powerhouse, and their first loss, if they even lose a game this season, should be against a much more formidable opponent. Take San Diego State tonight.
Over Under Pick
Over the last five games, San Diego State and UNLV have averaged 81 and 71 points per game respectively. That is definitely a high mark in terms of division one basketball, and to me, tonight’s game should result in an over. The only thing that raises concern is that San Diego State has the sixth ranked defense in the nation. San Diego State will have no trouble scoring, it’s UNLV that could have an issue though. Despite this, I think that UNLV’s last five games have shown that they can score the ball at a high rate, and I would expect that they continue that trend tonight. It is a really tough pick, but I like the over.