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Saturday's strong college basketball schedule includes a Mountain West showdown between the UNLV Rebels and the San Diego State Aztecs on CBS and Paramount+. San Diego State has bounced back from its loss against Saint Mary's with a trio of wins, including a 71-55 victory over Air Force on Wednesday. UNLV is hoping to respond to its second loss of the season, which came against San Jose State in overtime earlier this week. You can stream the game on Paramount+, which you can try for half-off your first year with promo code ALLYEAR.

Tip-off for is set for 4 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The latest UNLV vs. San Diego State odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Aztecs as 4-point favorites, while the over/under for total points is set at 137.5. Saturday's showdown will be televised on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their MUST-HAVE Premium plan.

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How to watch UNLV vs. San Diego State

  • UNLV vs. San Diego State date: Saturday, Dec. 31
  • UNLV vs. San Diego State time: 4 p.m. ET
  • UNLV vs. San Diego State TV channel: CBS 
  • UNLV vs. San Diego State live stream: Paramount+ (get half-off your first year with promo code ALLYEAR)

College basketball picks for San Diego State vs. UNLV 

Before tuning into the UNLV vs. San Diego State game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It entered Week 8 of the 2022-23 college basketball season on a strong 21-15 roll on all top-rated CBB picks. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

For San Diego State vs. UNLV, the model projects that the Rebels cover the spread as 4-point home underdogs. San Diego State has gotten off to a 10-3 start this season, but it has been one of the most overvalued teams in college basketball. The Aztecs have only covered the spread once in their last eight games, failing to cover the 17-point spread in their loss to Air Force on Wednesday.

UNLV has been trending in the opposite direction, covering the spread in six of its last eight games. The Rebels are coming off an overtime road loss at San Jose State, but they have gone 7-1 in their last eight home games. They have also won 11 of their 13 games overall this season, so the model thinks there is value on the 4-point spread in this matchup.

Senior guard EJ Harkless leads UNLV with 15.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game after pouring in 20 points against the Spartans on Wednesday. He is joined in double figures by sophomore guard Keshon Gilbert (13.4) and senior guard Luis Rodriguez (12.2). SportsLine's model thinks their balanced lineup will keep them in this game until the very end, as they are covering the spread in more than 60% of simulations. 

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