UNLV at Air Force College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head to Clune Arena to take on the Air Force Falcons on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 9.5 point favorites.
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UNLV heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 88.7 points per contest while giving up 75.2 per game. Air Force has an overall record of 6-9. They are averaging 68.1 points per game and surrendering 71.1, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 8-8 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 14-2 against the over/under this year
Important Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Air Force Falcons are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon McCoy averages 19.3 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Shakur Juiston averages 15.3 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Lavelle Scottie scores 10.7 points per contest while playing 24.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Ryan Manning averages 9.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 88.7 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 79th in Division 1. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 62nd with 15.1 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 75.2 points per contest, which is 245th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 37th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 235th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force is 306th in the country with 68.1 points per contest this season. They are 278th in the nation in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 287th in Division 1. They are 320th in the country in rebounding with 32.5 boards per contest and 194th in assists per game with 13.7. The Falcons are 152nd in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Falcons give up 71.1 points per game, which ranks them 161st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 308th and 340th in those defensive statistics. They rank 221st with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 67th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Falcons are 260th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Runnin' Rebels are 31st in the nation in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 97 is ranked 91st. In terms of pace they are 16th in the country with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 37th. As a team they are 39th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 342nd in Division 1. UNLV is 159th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 28th in the nation.
Air Force is 93rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 336th in the nation. The Falcons are 252nd in the country in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 266th. In terms of pace they are 305th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 262nd. As a team they are 244th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 88th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/Air Force college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UNLV -9.5
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