UNLV at Nevada College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thomas & Mack Center
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head to Thomas & Mack Center to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 5 point favorites.
UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 77.7 per contest. Nevada has an overall mark of 26-6. They are averaging 83.5 points per contest and giving up 72.3, which is a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable 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
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-13 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-15 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/23/18 F Anthony Smith Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
02/16/18 G Lindsey Drew Achilles is out for season
01/14/18 F Darien Williams Dismissed is out for season
Brandon McCoy averages 16.9 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Shakur Juiston averages 14.4 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% for the season while his free throw percentage is 49%.
Caleb Martin scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jordan Caroline averages 17.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 83.3 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 265th in Division 1. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 50th with 14.4 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 77.7 points per contest, which is 299th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 151st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 187th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 78th place in college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 17th in the country with 83.5 points per contest this season. They are 53rd in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in Division 1. They are 117th in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 16.4. The Wolf Pack are 341st in turnovers per contest with 10.1. The Wolf Pack give up 72.3 points per game, which ranks them 176th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 114th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 211th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolf Pack are 161st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Runnin' Rebels are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 220th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the country with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 78th. As a team they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 336th in Division 1. UNLV is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 64th in the nation.
Nevada is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 96th in the nation. The Wolf Pack are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 117.4, and their defensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 144th. In terms of pace they are 138th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 34th. As a team they are 28th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 94th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UNLV +5
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