2019 Mountain West Tournament final — Utah State vs. San Diego State: Prediction, pick, odds, line, watch on CBS

Mayhem in the Mountain West Tournament has set us up for a surprising finale on Saturday between No. 2 seed Utah State and No. 4 seed San Diego State. San Diego State earned its way here defeating 5 seed UNLV in the quarterfinals on Thursday, then a day later, upsetting top-seeded Nevada 65-55. Utah State had a bit easier road, defeating 7 seed New Mexico and 3 seed Fresno State in consecutive days to earn a shot at the automatic NCAA Tournament berth.

Jerry Palm has the Utah State Aggies firmly in the field of 68 ahead of Saturday’s game, so a win over SDSU would be icing on top of the cake — and a potential seed-booster. For the Aztecs, though, winning is likely the only way it can sneak into the Big Dance. Massive stakes in the MWC finals.

Viewing information 

  • When: Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV: CBS
  • Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)

Game prediction, pick 

Latest odds via SportsLine: Utah State -6

This one comes down to motivations. How motivated will Utah State be to win, knowing it has all but locked up a spot in the NCAA Tournament already? Probably not very much. Now compare it to SDSU, a team that is almost certainly NIT-bound if it falls. Very motivated, right? I think the Aztecs come out guns blazing and pick off the Aggies in stunning fashion. Pick: SDSU 65, Utah State 64

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