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College Basketball Picks: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs. San Diego State Aztecs

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 16, 2013

College Basketball Picks: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs. San Diego State Aztecs

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    The San Diego State Aztecs (14-2) have won nine of their last 11 meetings with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (14-3), which is important to consider when making your college basketball against-the-spread picks on Wednesday night, as the Mountain West Conference rivals meet at Viejas Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Aztecs are 3.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 134 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this high-profile affair from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction on the total along the way.

UNLV Runnin' Rebels

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    The UNLV Runnin' Rebels survived a scare in picking up a 76-71 overtime win over the Air Force Falcons as 13.5-point home favorites last time out. The program now looks to snap a two-game losing streak on the road.

    Sports bettors will find that the Runnin' Rebels are 5-9 against the spread as an underdog over the last two-plus seasons. 

San Diego State Aztecs

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    The San Diego State Aztecs have won three games in a row, including a 79-72 overtime victory over the Colorado State Rams as 5.5-point home favorites last time out.

    Sports bettors will find that the Aztecs are 18-7 against the spread when taking on teams that allow an average of 64 points or less over the last two-plus seasons. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their NCAA basketball picks on Wednesday night, as the UNDER is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in this rivalry.

    College Basketball Pick: Under 134

     

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