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College Basketball Picks: Arizona Wildcats vs. San Diego State Aztecs

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 27, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Arizona Wildcats vs. San Diego State Aztecs

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    The San Diego State Aztecs are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games versus Pac-12 Conference opponents, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Thursday, as they prepare to take on the Arizona Wildcats at the Honda Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Aztecs are 7.5-point underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 121.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Sweet 16 matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats courtesy of SBR Forum

Arizona Wildcats

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    The Arizona Wildcats are ready to make their third Sweet 16 appearance in the last four years, advancing past the Weber State Wildcats and Gonzaga Bulldogs.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Wildcats are 12-0 straight up and 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 opportunities as neutral-court favorites of 6.5 to nine points. 

San Diego State Aztecs

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    The San Diego State Aztecs have won five of their last eight NCAA tournament games, including a pair of victories against New Mexico State and North Dakota State last week.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Aztecs are 9-14 straight up and 12-10-1 ATS as an underdog, with the UNDER going 14-8-1 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Diego State Aztecs as one of their Sweet 16 picks, as the Arizona Wildcats are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games versus Mountain West Conference opponents.

    Pick: San Diego State Aztecs +7.5

     

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