No. 6 seed New Mexico will aim for its fourth win in four days when it faces No. 5 seed San Diego State in the 2024 Mountain West Tournament title game Saturday on CBS and Paramount+. The Lobos (25-9) are on the NCAA Tournament bubble, but a win in this game would give them an automatic bid to the Big Dance. They have won all three of their games in this tournament by double digits, including a 74-61 win over No. 7 seed Colorado State on Friday. The Aztecs (24-9) beat No. 4 seed UNLV in overtime on Thursday before cruising to an 86-70 win over No. 1 seed Utah State in the semifinals.

Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The latest San Diego State vs. New Mexico odds from SportsLine consensus list the Aztecs as 2.5-point favorites, while the over/under for total points is 142.5. You can watch Saturday's game on CBS and stream the game on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.

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How to watch San Diego State vs. New Mexico

  • New Mexico vs. San Diego State date: Saturday, March 16
  • New Mexico vs. San Diego State time: 6 p.m. ET
  • New Mexico vs. San Diego State TV channel: CBS 
  • New Mexico vs. San Diego State live stream: Paramount+ 

College basketball picks for San Diego State vs. New Mexico

Before tuning into the New Mexico vs. San Diego State game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters 2024 conference championship week on a 145-104 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,700 for $100 players. It also has a strong 28-18 (+820) record on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

For San Diego State vs. New Mexico, the model projects that the Lobos cover the spread as 2.5-point underdogs. New Mexico crushed San Diego State when these teams met in Albuquerque in January, easily covering the spread as a 4-point favorite in an 88-70 final. Senior guard Jaelen House had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, shooting 7 of 16 from the floor.

Freshman forward JT Toppin posted a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds, despite finishing 1 of 10 from the free-throw line. The Lobos came up short in the rematch at San Diego State last month, but they have won three straight games this week to give themselves a chance to clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. House had a team-high 22 points in the rematch, while Toppin had another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lobos have won all three games this week by double digits, and they have covered the spread in four of their last five contests. San Diego State has been overvalued by the betting market, covering once in its last five outings. SportsLine's model expects New Mexico to secure the automatic bid from the Mountain West on Saturday, with the Lobos covering the spread in well over 60% of the latest simulations. Stream the game here.

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