KingPin.pro Predicts: San Diego State Aztecs vs. New Mexico Lobos
- Feb 25, 2023, 6:58:09 AM
The San Diego State Aztecs will visit the New Mexico Lobos in a highly-anticipated Mountain West Conference matchup on Saturday night. The No. 22 ranked Aztecs are having a fantastic season with a 22-5 record and a 13-2 record against MWC opponents, while the Lobos have won 14 out of their 17 home games and have outscored their opponents by an average of 8.5 points per game.
New Mexico Lobos
The Lobos will rely on Jamal Mashburn Jr., who is averaging 20.9 points and 3.0 rebounds over his last ten games, while Jaelen House is averaging 16.8 points, 4.7 assists, and 2.7 steals for the team. The Aztecs, on the other hand, will be looking towards Matt Bradley, who has been averaging 18.4 points per game this season, and Nathan Mensah, who is averaging six rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
San Diego State Aztecs
Both teams have been inconsistent in their last ten games, with the Lobos winning just four out of their last ten games, while the Aztecs have won nine of their last ten. However, San Diego State has been outstanding in games decided by less than four points, winning all three such games this season.
Public Betting Data
According to the public betting data, the Aztecs are the clear favorites, with 79% of bettors backing them to cover the spread. However, the Lobos have been impressive at home, and with Mashburn in top form, they could give the Aztecs a tough time.
While the Lobos have been impressive at home, the Aztecs are simply too strong for them. San Diego State has been in fantastic form, winning nine of their last ten games, and their defense has been outstanding, conceding an average of just 62.2 points per game. Mashburn will likely put up a good fight, but the Aztecs should come out on top.
Pick: San Diego State Aztecs (-8.5)