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College Basketball Picks: San Diego State Aztecs vs. New Mexico Lobos

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 8, 2017

College Basketball Picks: San Diego State Aztecs vs. New Mexico Lobos

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    The San Diego State Aztecs are trying to advance to their fifth consecutive Mountain West Conference title game, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Friday night, as they take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

    Sports bettors will find that the Aztecs are 2.5-point neutral-site underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds page (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 126.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this high-profile affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

San Diego State Aztecs

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    The San Diego State Aztecs have alternated wins and losses over their last five games. They are coming off a 73-67 victory over the Boise State Broncos as four-point neutral-site favorites on Wednesday night.

    Sports bettors will find that the Aztecs are 3-3 against the spread as underdogs this year, with the UNDER going 4-2 in that situation. 

New Mexico Lobos

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    The New Mexico Lobos have won eight of their last 10 games, including a 59-46 victory over the Wyoming Cowboys as nine-point favorites on Wednesday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Lobos have compiled a money-making 10-6 against-the-spread record on a neutral floor. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Diego State Aztecs as one of their college basketball picks on Friday night, as they've won and covered the spread in their last two Mountain West Conference tournament semifinal games.

    College Basketball Pick: San Diego State Aztecs +2.5

     

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