Aztecs vs. Wolfpack Prediction
The 17th-ranked Nevada Wolfpack have an opportunity tonight to clinch a share of the Mountain West Conference regular season title. Can Nevada take care of business at home versus the upset-minded San Diego State Aztecs?
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Lawlor Events Center at 10:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolfpack are a 14-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets are siding with host Nevada. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Aztecs edged by Bulldogs
San Diego State lost by a count of 76-74 at home Wednesday night against Fresno State to drop to 19-11 overall and 11-6 in conference action. The Aztecs outscored the Bulldogs 42-37 in the second half, but could not overcome Fresno State in the closing minutes. San Diego State shot 24-of-59 from the floor, 5-of-18 from 3-point distance and 21-of-28 at the free throw line. Jalen McDaniels paced the Aztecs with 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also contributed seven rebounds and two assists. Devin Watson also scored 16 points to go with three assists and two boards. Jeremy Hemsley tallied 15 points, five caroms and three dimes. Nathan Mensah added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Wolfpack ease past Falcons
Nevada earned a 90-79 victory at Air Force Tuesday night to improve to 27-3 overall and 14-3 in the MWC. The Wolfpack outscored the Falcons 45-38 in the second half to pull away. Nevada shot 33-of-63 from the field, 13-of-26 from 3-point range plus 11-of-18 at the free throw line. Jazz Johnson led the Wolfpack with 27 points off the bench on 9-of-13 shooting including 7-of-10 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-5 at the free throw line. He also grabbed two rebounds. Cody Martin tallied 18 points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Caleb Martin had 16 points, seven rebounds and five dimes. Tre’Shawn Thurman had 11 points and four boards. Jordan Caroline added 10 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
San Diego State
The Aztecs are 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games. San Diego State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games overall.
The Wolfpack are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall. The home team is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Nevada played reasonably well at Air Force, particularly in the second half, and appear to be back on track after falling at Utah State. The Wolfpack can move into a first-place share for the MWC title with another win today, but it comes with a steep line. Nevada hasn’t been blowing as many teams out lately and while I do think it will win, I think SDSU will do a good enough job attempting to play spoiler that it will stay within the big number. Take the underdog in this one.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS +14