Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Aztecs and Runnin’ Rebels. The game is starting at 11:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Runnin’ Rebels at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. Get ready to place your bets! In this Mountain West matchup, San Diego State is favored by -1.5 vs. UNLV. The over/under for the game is 136.5 points.

SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS VS UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels +1.5

This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center at 11:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Runnin’ Rebels.
  • Not only will UNLV pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Aztecs Lock in a Win at Las Vegas?

San Diego State comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 20 of their 29 games this season. Overall, they have a record of 18-2 when favored.

On the road, the Aztecs have a record of 6-7, and their average scoring margin is +2.5 points per game. In their last game, they defeated San Jose State by a score of 72-64.

San Diego State has an overall ATS record of 12-15 this season. On the road, the Aztecs are 4-9 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, San Diego State is 1-2 ATS and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Aztecs have gone 10-10 vs. the spread this year and they have a 6-4 ATS mark in their last 10 games as the favorite.

San Diego State’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 141.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 126 points.

The Aztecs’ offense finished with 72 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.2 points per contest. The top scorer for the Aztecs was Jaedon LeDee with 27 points, while Elijah Saunders also chipped in with 10 points.

So far this season, the San Diego State defense has been performing well, ranking 33rd in the country at 66.0 points allowed per contest. Against San Jose State in their most recent game, the San Diego State defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing San Jose State to hit 43% of their shots.

Will the Runnin’ Rebels Win at Home?

UNLV enters tonight’s contest as the underdog, as they have been in nine of their 28 games this season. They have gone 4-5 in those games, and they will be looking to extend their current three-game win streak.

At home this season, the Runnin’ Rebels have gone 9-7, and they have won seven of their last ten games at home. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +2.8, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five home games.

As the underdog, UNLV has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 7-2. Their overall ATS mark is 16-8. At home, the Runnin’ Rebels are 10-6 vs. the spread this year and have gone 6-2 ATS on their home floor in conference play. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, UNLV is 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 12-12. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (142.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 128 points compared to the season average of 140.5 points per game.

In their latest game, UNLV offense put up 68 points against San Jose State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.7% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Dedan Thomas Jr., who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13, while Kalib Boone also maintains a PPG average of 11.9 leading up to the game.

So far this season, the UNLV defense has been performing well, ranking 68th in the country at 67.7 points allowed per contest. UNLV will look once again to perform well on defense, holding San Jose State to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.