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NCAA hoops odds preview - UNLV vs. San Diego State

UNLV RebelsSan Diego State Aztecs
11-6January 18, 2014, 06:05 | Viejas Arena15-1

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the San Diego State Aztecs try to run the UNLV Rebels off the court at Viejas Arena in college hoops action.

The Aztecs sit at 15-1 (7-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Rebels are currently 11-6 (11-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Diego State is 2-11 OU, and UNLV is 9-7 OU.

View UNLV Rebels vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the San Diego State Aztecs as -9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 23-rated UNLV taking on the No. 25-rated Aztecs in this contest.

UNLV won its last outing, a 76-73 result against New Mexico on January 15. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. The Rebels grabbed a 76-73 win over the Lobos on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Bryce Dejean-Jones at The Pit.

San Diego State won its last outing, a 68-60 result against Fresno State on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite. Xavier Thames scored 28 points for San Diego State on Wednesday, leading the Aztecs to a 68-60 win over Fresno State at Viejas Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rebels is ranked No. 9 in NCAA hoops at 41.94 per game. Contrast that with San Diego State’s No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, San Diego State is the No. 126-ranked team in the country at 6.19 per game, while UNLV rates No. 182 at 5.53 per game.

A few Rebels at Aztecs trends to consider:
UNLV is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
UNLV is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UNLV's last 7 games
UNLV is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
San Diego State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego State's last 5 games
San Diego State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Diego State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing UNLV

Next up:
UNLV home to Utah State, Wednesday, January 22nd
San Diego State at San Jose State, Wednesday, January 22nd