San Diego State vs. UNLV Rebels Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 05

Feb 24, 2024; Fresno, California, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Jaedon LeDee (13) reacts after making a three point basket against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the first half at the Save Mart Center.
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We have your San Diego State Aztecs vs. UNLV Rebels prop betting and game preview needs covered as the San Diego State Aztecs hit the road to face the UNLV Rebels.

The San Diego State Aztecs (22-7) are set to face off against the UNLV Rebels (18-10) in a thrilling Mountain West showdown. With both teams vying for conference supremacy, this matchup at the Thomas & Mack Center promises to be a battle of wills as the Aztecs look to extend their 4-game winning streak and the Rebels aim to capitalize on their home court advantage.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. UNLV Rebels Odds Info

Moneyline: San Diego State Aztecs -125 (DraftKings) / UNLV Rebels +105 (DraftKings)

Spread: +2.0 – San Diego State Aztecs -105 (DraftKings) / UNLV Rebels -115 (DraftKings)

Total: 136 – -110 (BetPARX) / -110 (BetPARX)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 05

Time: 11:00 PM

Location: Thomas & Mack Center – Las Vegas, NV

TV: CBS Sports Network

San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends

  • On the road, San Diego State Aztecs are 5 and 7 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, San Diego State Aztecs are 12 and 15.
  • Against the spread on the road, San Diego State Aztecs are 4 and 9.

UNLV Rebels Betting Trends

  • At home, UNLV Rebels are 10 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, UNLV Rebels are 17 and 9.
  • Against the spread at home, UNLV Rebels are 9 and 7.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. UNLV Rebels Predictions

The San Diego State Aztecs are coming into this game with a strong record and an impressive 4-game winning streak. The Aztecs’ success has been largely due to the stellar play of forward Jaedon LeDee, who is averaging 20.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. San Diego State’s defense has been a cornerstone of their strategy, ranking highly in the conference and posing a significant challenge for any opponent. However, their road record of 5-7 suggests that playing away from home could be a factor in this contest.

UNLV, on the other hand, has shown resilience this season, boasting a solid home record of 10-4. The Rebels are led by guard Dedan Thomas Jr., who is not only the team’s leading scorer with 13.0 points per game but also a key playmaker, dishing out 5.4 assists per game. The Rebels’ performance at home has been strong, and they will be looking to leverage their home court to disrupt the Aztecs’ rhythm. With both teams sharing an 11-5 conference record, the stakes couldn’t be higher as they jostle for position in the Mountain West standings.

This game is expected to be a close one, with the Aztecs favored by a slim 2-point margin. The key matchup to watch will be between the Aztecs’ LeDee and the Rebels’ Thomas Jr. The outcome could very well hinge on which star player can impose their will on the game. Additionally, the battle in the paint will be crucial, as UNLV’s Boone brothers look to challenge San Diego State’s interior defense. With both teams having much to play for, this game is set to be a highlight of the Mountain West’s regular season finale.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. UNLV Rebels Pick

The San Diego State Aztecs have demonstrated a level of consistency and defensive prowess that gives them the edge in this matchup. Despite their less impressive road record, the Aztecs’ overall performance this season, particularly their 4-game winning streak, indicates a team that is peaking at the right time. Jaedon LeDee’s dominant presence on both ends of the floor, coupled with the team’s ability to shut down opponents, makes them a formidable force. The Aztecs have also shown they can handle the pressure in high-stakes games, as evidenced by their previous 11-point victory over UNLV earlier in the season.

While UNLV has the advantage of playing at home and has shown they can compete with top teams, the Aztecs’ superior defense and the momentum they carry into this game are significant factors. The Rebels’ volatility and occasional offensive struggles are areas the Aztecs are well-equipped to exploit. Given the tight spread and the Aztecs’ ability to perform under pressure, the smart money is on San Diego State to come out on top in what promises to be a closely contested game.

The Pick: San Diego State Aztecs -125 (DraftKings)