Falcons vs. Aztecs Prediction
The fifth-ranked San Diego State Aztecs will begin their quest for a Mountain West Conference Tournament title as they face the Air Force Falcons this afternoon in the quarterfinals in Las Vegas. Is a bet on SDSU to cover the spread the right bet to make?
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thomas & Mack Center at 2:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Aztecs are a 17-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 140 points. As of Thursday morning, exactly 50 percent of public bets are being placed on Air Force and San Diego State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Falcons down Bulldogs in first round
Air Force recorded a 77-70 victory Wednesday over Fresno State in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament to improve to 12-19 on the season. The Falcons outscored the Bulldogs 46-42 in the second half to finish it off. New Williams paced Air Force with 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting, all from 3-point distance, plus 3-of-4 from the free throw line. He also pulled down two rebounds. Nate Grimes contributed 13 points, 11 boards and four blocked shots. Noah Blackwell tallied 13 points and five assists. Niven Hart added 13 points and two caroms.
Aztecs get past Wolf Pack
San Diego State wrapped up the regular season Saturday night with an 83-76 victory at Nevada to improve to 28-1 overall and 17-1 in the Mountain West Conference. the Aztecs outscored the Wolf Pack 47-31 in the second half after trailing by nine at the break. Malachi Flynn poured in 36 points to lead San Diego State as he shot 13-of-20 from the field including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 7-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also notched five rebounds and five assists. K.J. Feagin added 14 points, two boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Falcons are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings. Air Force is 1-4 straight up in the last five meetings.
San Diego State
Four of the last five meetings have gone under the total. The Aztecs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
The Falcons will be the fatigued team here and the spread will be wide when it's released, but as long as it isn't bigger than about 18 or 18.5 points I'm comfortable taking the favorites. The lone meeting this season was a 15-point win for SDSU on the road and in a neutral setting with a lot on the line, I don't expect the Aztecs to take it easy. Roll with San Diego State as it opens tournament play.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS -17