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NCAA hoops odds preview - San Diego State vs. BYU

San Diego State AztecsBYU Cougars
March 12, 7:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

San Diego State Aztecs vs BYU Cougars Odds


BYU will look to improve on its 30-3 record on Saturday when they host San Diego State in NCAAB odds action at Thomas & Mack Center.

This game is part of the Mountain West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Thomas & Mack Center.

The Cougars sport records of 30-3 and 13-15 ATS heading into this battle, while the Aztecs have 31-2 and 18-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-12 for the Cougars and 11-16-1 for the Aztecs.

View San Diego State vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 8 and the Aztecs at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-83 result in favor of the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features BYU's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 82.5 PPG, against a Aztecs defense rated No. 9 and allowing 59.1 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45.6% to date this season, less than the Aztecs shooters have managed so far (46.8% per game).

Defensively, San Diego State features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.8 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.

San Diego State won its last outing, a 74-72 result against UNLV on March 11. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Rebels endured a 74-72 loss at the hands of the Aztecs on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Chace Stanback at Thomas & Mack Center.

BYU won its last outing, an 87-76 result against New Mexico on March 11. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite.

San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing UNLV are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing New Mexico are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Aztecs at Cougars trends to consider:
BYU is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
BYU is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Diego State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of BYU's last 10 games when playing San Diego State