Texas-Arlington @ San Diego State
Current Records: Texas-Arlington 1-4; San Diego State 3-1
What to Know
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at 10 p.m. ET Saturday. The San Diego State Aztecs will be strutting in after a victory while the Mavericks will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Texas-Arlington found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 64-36 punch to the gut against the North Texas Mean Green on Thursday.
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Thursday San Diego State sidestepped the Arizona State Sun Devils for a 65-63 win. The Aztecs got double-digit scores from four players: guard Lamont Butler (14), guard Matt Bradley (12), forward Nathan Mensah (10), and forward Keshad Johnson (10).
Texas-Arlington is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the squad is 0-2 ATS when expected to lose.
Texas-Arlington is now 1-4 while San Diego State sits at 3-1. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Mavericks are stumbling into the contest with the 49th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 76.8 on average. The Aztecs have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 50th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 63.7 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl — San Diego, CaliforniaFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $6.00
The Aztecs are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Mavericks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 19.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.