UNLV at Fresno State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Save Mart Center
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head to Save Mart Center to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 4 point favorites.
UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 87.4 points per game while giving up 75.7 per contest. Fresno State has an overall record of 14-6. They are averaging 78.9 points per game and surrendering 68.9, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 8-10 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 16-3 against the over/under this year
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 6-10 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-5 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/22/18 F Anthony Smith Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Fresno State
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon McCoy averages 17.6 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Shakur Juiston averages 14.8 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 10 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Deshon Taylor scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Bryson Williams averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 87.4 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 92nd in Division 1. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 74th with 14.6 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 75.7 points per contest, which is 266th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 230th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 74th in the country with 78.9 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in Division 1. They are 243rd in the country in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 203rd in assists per game with 13.5. The Bulldogs are 292nd in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Bulldogs give up 68.9 points per game, which ranks them 93rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 179th and 318th in those defensive statistics. They rank 64th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 30.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 153rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Runnin' Rebels are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.1, and their defensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 110th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the country with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 32nd. As a team they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 339th in Division 1. UNLV is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 22nd in the nation.
Fresno State is 263rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 177th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 138th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 287th in D-1 in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 23rd. As a unit they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UNLV +4
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