Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 13:54 PM
NCAA Basketball Tuesday's Tip Sheet for Big Ten and Mountain West matchups - Iowa at Michigan State
Opening Odds: San Diego State -13.5, Total 137.5
Since a late-January loss to Utah State, the Rams have gone 5-2 SU in their last seven Mountain West games. They got past San Jose State 78-71 on Saturday as heavy 16-point home favorites. This dropped their record to 2-6 ATS going back to the loss to Utah State. The total has stayed UNDER in their last two games after going OVER in their previous five contests. Colorado State is 10-6 SU in conference play as part of its 19-10 (13-15 ATS) record on the year.
Adam Thistlewood scored 16 points in Saturday’s win with Nico Carvacho posting a double-double (10 points and 12 rebounds) to help pace the winning effort.
The longest SU winning streak in the nation came to an end on Saturday with the Aztecs coming up just short in a 66-63 loss to UNLV as 14 ½-point home favorites. They did win their first 26 games SU while going 17-9 ATS overall. The total has stayed UNDER in their last three contests after going OVER in their previous five games. San Diego State is averaging 75.4 PPG with four different players averaging at least 10 points a game. The defense ranks fourth in the nation in points allowed (58.5).
-- The Rams have a SU 2-5 record over their last seven road games as underdogs but they do improve to 3-2 ATS in their last five games getting points on the road. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last nine road games.
-- The Aztecs are now 9-1 SU in their last 10 home games as favorites with Saturday’s loss. They have failed to cover in three of their last five home games closing as favorites. The total has stayed UNDER in three of those five contests.
-- San Diego State is 7-3 SU with a 6-3-1 record ATS in its last 10 games against Colorado State. The total has gone OVER in three of the last four meetings.