The San Diego State Rebels (+1200 to win the 2020 Championship) are still on pace to get a No. 1 seed in the 2020 March Madness, but one loss could send them losing on that chance. That’s why they can still the pressure up to this point of the season despite being a virtual lock to make the national tournament. Will the UNLV Rebels complicate things with a win this Saturday?
Betting Preview for the UNLV Rebels vs San Diego State Aztecs NCAA College Basketball Game on February 22 2020
Where: Viejas Arena, San Diego
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the UNLV Rebels (14-14 Overall / 9-6Conference)
The Rebels are heating up this late in the regular season. After beating the New Mexico Lobos on the road, 78-73, last Saturday, the Rebels downed the Colorado State Rams at home last Tuesday, 80-56. The Rebels have their offense going on of late, evidently. In the Colorado State game, the Rebels shot 50 percent from the field and hit 10 3-pointers on 24 attempts. The hot 3-point shooting seemed fluky for UNLV, as the Rebels are only making 31.6 percent of their shots from deep this season, but that could also mean that they’re in the zone right now, and could very well try to see if they still have it early in the game against San Diego State to loosen up the Aztecs’ defense. The Rebels went 8 of 26 from the outside in their 71-67 loss at home to San Diego State back in January, while also limiting the Aztecs down to only 41.8 percent shooting from the field. Bryce Hamilton exploded for 29 points in that close loss to San Diego State.
The Rebels are 2-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last two games.
Betting on the San Diego State Aztecs (26-0 Overall / 15-0 Conference)
The Rebels are already on the Aztecs’ long list of victims, having defeated them last January, as mentioned earlier, but this time, San Diego State wants a more convincing win, especially with them taking the turn of hosting the matchup. The last time the Aztecs were on the courtm they were seen picking on the lifeless Boise State Broncos in a 72-55 road win last Sunday. As usualm the Aztecs’ defense tamed the opponent. The Broncos shot just 41.2 percent from the field. The Broncos hit 10 3-pointers on 26 attempts, but that can just be attributed to luck and to the fact that there were plenty of garbage time to kill in the game. The Aztecs was a salty 7 of 25 from the 3-point land in their win over UNLV, but they still found a way to make up for it by going 18 of 21 from the foul line. The Rebels can hit opposing teams in so many ways offensively, and that still includes their ability to shoot threes. The Aztecs are 10th nationally with 38.4 percent 3-point shooting. Malachi Flynn, the Aztecs’ best player this season, scored 21 points in the first meeting with UNLV.
The Aztecs are 2-0 ATS in their last two games at home.
San Diego State wins, 78-69.
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