UNLV at San Diego State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head to Viejas Arena to take on the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego State as 4.5 point favorites.
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UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 19-7. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 85.8 points per game while giving up 75.6 per contest. San Diego State has an overall record of 14-10. They are averaging 77.5 points per game and surrendering 69.3, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 12-13 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 18-8 against the over/under this year
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-9 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-9 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/23/18 F Anthony Smith Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/31/17 G Montaque Gill-Caesar Left Team is out for season
02/16/18 G Trey Kell Ankle injured last game, is probable Saturday vs UNLV
Brandon McCoy averages 17.3 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Shakur Juiston averages 14.6 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 10 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 49%.
Devin Watson scores 13.1 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Malik Pope averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 85.8 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 175th in Division 1. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 74th with 14.3 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 75.6 points per contest, which is 267th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 48th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 190th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 49th place in college basketball. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State is 81st in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 130th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 205th in Division 1. They are 52nd in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per contest and 108th in assists per game with 14.8. The Aztecs are 239th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Aztecs give up 69.3 points per game, which ranks them 104th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 83rd and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 79th with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Aztecs are 195th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Runnin' Rebels are 26th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 119th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 33rd. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 336th in Division 1. UNLV is 168th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 26th in the nation.
San Diego State is 268th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 99th in Division 1. The Aztecs are 75th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 76th. They are 144th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 151st. As a unit they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UNLV +4.5
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