UNLV at San Jose State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head to Event Center to take on the San Jose State Spartans on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 12 point favorites.
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UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 15.5 as they are averaging 89.9 points per game while giving up 74.4 per contest. San Jose State has an overall mark of 3-10. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 8-6 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 12-2 against the over/under this year
Important San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 5-7 against the spread this season
The San Jose State Spartans are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/02/18 F Cheickna Dembele Head is "?" Wednesday vs San Jose State
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
11/29/17 F Ryan Singer Knee is out for season
Brandon McCoy averages 18.7 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Shakur Juiston averages 15.9 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 48%.
Ryan Welage scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jaycee Hillsman averages 8.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 89.9 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 64th in Division 1. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 62nd with 15.1 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 74.4 points per contest, which is 231st in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 256th, and they allow 9.9 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State is 323rd in the country with 66.3 points per contest this season. They are 226th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 121st in Division 1. They are 88th in the country in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 232nd in assists per game with 13.1. The Spartans are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 17.8. The Spartans give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 124th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 79th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 29.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 28th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest this year.
The Runnin' Rebels are 31st in the nation in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 73rd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the country with 76.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 38th. 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 342nd in Division 1. UNLV is 158th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 17th in the nation.
San Jose State is 3rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 22.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 116th in the nation. The Spartans are 326th in the country in offensive rating with 94.3, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 152nd. In terms of pace they are 209th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 262nd. As a team they are 243rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 329th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/San Jose State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UNLV -12
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