UNLV at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels travel to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 1 point favorites.
UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 83.8 points per game while giving up 77.6 per contest. Utah State has an overall record of 14-16. They are averaging 72.9 points per game and surrendering 72.5, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 13-16 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 20-10 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 12-15 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/23/18 F Anthony Smith Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
01/17/18 G Brock Miller Nose is out for season
01/17/18 C Klay Stall Back is out for season
Shakur Juiston averages 14.5 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 49%. Brandon McCoy averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Dwayne Brown Jr. averages 8.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Sam Merrill averages 16.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Runnin' Rebels allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 298th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 105th and 126th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 204th, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 57th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in college basketball. UNLV averages 83.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 255th in D-1. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 183rd in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 233rd and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 172nd with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 132nd with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 88th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season. Utah State is 207th in Division 1 with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 157th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 121st in the nation. They are 274th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game and 178th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Aggies are 182nd in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Runnin' Rebels are 53rd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 192nd. In terms of pace they are 26th in the country with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 82nd. As a team they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 337th in Division 1. UNLV is 149th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 53rd in the nation.
Utah State is 131st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 242nd in Division 1. The Aggies are 248th in the nation in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 140th. They are 245th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 85th. As a unit they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State -1
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