UNLV at Colorado State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels travel to Moby Arena to play the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has UNLV as 4 point favorites.
UNLV heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 12.1 as they are averaging 87.8 points per contest while giving up 75.8 per game. Colorado State has an overall mark of 10-10. They are averaging 71.4 points per contest and giving up 75.4, which is a point differential of -4.1.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 8-10 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 16-2 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 6-10 against the spread this season
The Colorado State Rams are 10-6 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/19/18 F Anthony Smith Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Colorado State
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
01/19/18 G Prentiss Nixon Ankle injured last game, is OUT Saturday vs UNLV
Brandon McCoy averages 18.1 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 69%. Shakur Juiston averages 14.6 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Prentiss Nixon averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. J.D. Paige averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 87.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 91st in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 61st with 14.9 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 268th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 76th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 150th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State is 249th in the country with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 330th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -4.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in college basketball. They are 71st in the nation in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game, and 293rd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Rams are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Rams surrender 75.4 points per contest, which ranks them 257th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 230th and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 267th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 229th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 173rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Runnin' Rebels are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.3, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 113th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the country with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 30th. As a team they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 340th in Division 1. UNLV is 151st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 22nd in the nation.
Colorado State is 212th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 275th in the nation. The Rams are 280th in the country in offensive rating with 99.5, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 265th. In terms of pace they are 134th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 329th. As a team they are 318th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/Colorado State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado State +4
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