BYU vs UNLV NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 12/7/2019
Game: BYU Cougars vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV +8.5
The BYU Cougars travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 8.5 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 77.2 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. UNLV has an overall record of 4-6. They are averaging 69.4 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 4-5-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 5-5-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
12/04/19 F Gavin Baxter Shoulder is questionable
12/04/19 F Yoeli Childs Ankle left last game, is questionable
11/05/19 G Jesse Wade Knee is out indefinitely
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
12/04/19 G Jonah Antonio Undisclosed is questionable
12/04/19 G Elijah Mitrou-Long Thumb is expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Yoeli Childs comes into this contest averaging 29.0 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Jake Toolson averages 16.2 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Amauri Hardy averages 17.7 points per game while playing 38.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Donnie Tillman averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 77.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 86th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 16th in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 298th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 13.6 per game. The Cougars allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 313th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 168th place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 243rd in the country with 69.4 points per game this year. They are 235th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 128th in the nation. They are 107th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game, and 250th in assists per contest with 12.2. The Runnin' Rebels are 58th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Runnin' Rebels surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 176th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 113th in those defensive statistics. They rank 253rd with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 54th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Runnin' Rebels are 77th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Cougars are 72nd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 202nd in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 11th. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 73rd in Division 1. BYU is 143rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
UNLV is 45th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions. The Runnin' Rebels are 186th in the country in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 341st in Division 1 with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 200th. As a team they are 184th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 83rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UNLV +8.5
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