Air Force at UNLV College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Thomas & Mack Center
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The Air Force Falcons head to Thomas & Mack Center to take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 11.5 point favorites.
Air Force comes into this game with an overall record of 12-18. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. UNLV has an overall mark of 19-12. They are averaging 83.3 points per contest and giving up 77.7, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 15-9 against the spread this season
The Air Force Falcons are 11-14 against the over/under this year
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 13-17 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 20-11 against the over/under this year
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
03/05/18 G Keaton Van Soelen Illness is questionable Wednesday vs UNLV
02/10/18 G Pervis Louder Knee is out for season
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/23/18 F Anthony Smith Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Lavelle Scottie averages 11.8 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Trevor Lyons averages 9.6 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Brandon McCoy scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 10.2 rebounds per contest and has 0.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Shakur Juiston averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force averages 67.8 points per contest this year, which is 305th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 314th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 299th in Division 1. They average 32.8 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 308th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 209th with 12.6 per game. The Falcons allow 71.6 points per contest, which is 154th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 285th and 345th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 134th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 232nd place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 19th in the country with 83.3 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 265th in Division 1. They are 11th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 36th in assists per game with 16.1. The Runnin' Rebels are 50th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Runnin' Rebels give up 77.7 points per game, which ranks them 299th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 119th and 153rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 79th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 188th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Runnin' Rebels are 70th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Falcons are 266th in the country in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 262nd. They are 283rd in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 286th. As a unit they are 275th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 54th in D-1. Air Force is 148th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 326th in the country.
UNLV is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 63rd in Division 1. The Runnin' Rebels are 219th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 52nd. They are 28th in D-1 in pace with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 79th. As a unit they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 336th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Air Force/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Air Force +11.5
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