The No. 4 San Diego State Aztecs (+1500 to win the national title) are not buckling under pressure, as they continue to win games and avoid a loss this season. Up next for the Aztecs is a date with the New Mexico Lobos (+50000), who have the potential to upset San Diego State if they can get hot on offense, which they are very much capable of.
Betting Preview for the San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos NCAA College Basketball Game on January 29 2020
Where: Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the San Diego State Aztecs (21-0 Overall/10-0 Conference)
The Aztecs are doing a magnificent job of silencing their naysayers. San Diego State remains the only unbeaten team in the nation following their 71-67 road win over the UNLV Rebels last Sunday. Guard Malachi Flynn paced the Aztecs with a team-high 21 points, while Try Puliam came off the bench and fired 18 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the field, including a pair of threes. Flynn leads the Aztecs this season with 16.5 points per game, and he’s been especially good when playing away from their home. In fact, Flynn, who is averaging 13.9 points in home games this season, is putting up 19.9 points in road and neutral-site outings. He and the Aztecs could get it going from the field again this Wednesday against New Mexico’s lousy defense that is just 296th in the nation with 75.7 points allowed. Speaking of defense, that’s been San Diego State’s calling card to success. The Aztecs are third nationally with just 57.6 points allowed per game.
The Aztecs are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six road games.
Betting on the New Mexico Lobos (16-6 Overall / 5-4 Conference)
New Mexico should give the Aztecs’ stout defense a good test. Although the Lobos own a porous defense, they can keep their heads above water by being a headache for opposing defenses, too. The Lobos are ninth in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency with 107.9 points per 100 possessions. They are 18th overall with a 54.4 effective field goal percentage. The Lobos know how to move without a ball and swinging it for higher percentage shots, which is why they are seventh nationally with a 48.9 percent shooting from the field. Another thing about New Mexico’s offense is its players’ aggressiveness that often results in freebies. The Lobos are taking 24.3 shots from the free-throw line per game and makes 17.4 — both top 10 numbers. New Mexico lost to the Nevada Wolf Pack last Saturday on the road, 96-74, but managed to hit 10 threes on 24 attempts. They could still be hot from there when they take on San Diego, so expect the Aztecs to be a bit porous defensively inside the arc at least in the early goings of Wednesday’s game.
The Lobos are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games.
San Diego State wins, 74-68.
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