UNLV Runnin Rebels at San Diego St. Aztecs
One of the best games of the night pits the UNLV Runnin Rebels making the trip to the campus of the undefeated San Diego St. Aztecs.Â San Diego St. is listed as a 5-point favorite over the Runnin Rebels.Â The total for the game is 130.5
San Diego St. is 17-0 this season and 10-5 verse the spread.Â Although, they are undefeated and ranked #6 in the nation, they are still a relatively unknown commodity.Â Â With the Aztecs early season success the point-spreads in recent games have inflated the spread in recent games.Â Evidence of that is backers of the Aztecs have lost four of their last six games.
UNLV, who is 13-3 this year are only 7-8 against the spread.Â They won their last game Saturday against TCU when they covered a whopping 16 point-spread.Â UNLV will need the same effort in this game if they want to pull off the upset.
San Diego St. and UNLV split their two games regular season games last year.Â Both home teams won and covered the spread.Â They played a third time in the conference tournament and San Diego St. won and covered the spread, winning a low scoring game of 55-45.
Playing three times last season both teams are obviously familiar with each other.Â This gives the defenses an advantage. I like the final to stay under the 130.5 total.Â For the game, I would prefer to take San Diego St. with the money line rather than giving the 5 points.Â The money line for San Diego St. is -220.Â This should be a great game for basketball enthusiasts.
San Diego St. -220