Colorado State at UNLV College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center
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The Colorado State Rams travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 9 point favorites.
Colorado State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-8. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 77.2 per game. UNLV has an overall record of 6-6. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Colorado State Rams are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 7-5-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
12/21/18 F Shakur Juiston Knee is out indefinitely
J.D. Paige comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Nico Carvacho averages 13.9 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Kris Clyburn averages 12.4 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Amauri Hardy averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 157th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 134th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 131st in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 11.5 per game. The Rams allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 287th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 267th and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 201st and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 297th place in Division 1. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 201st in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 275th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 19th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 318th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Runnin' Rebels are 41st in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Runnin' Rebels surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 191st in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 236th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 51st with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Runnin' Rebels are 177th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 108.4, which is ranked 102nd. They are 246th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 112th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in D-1. Colorado State is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
UNLV is 74th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Runnin' Rebels have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 190th. They are 204th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 299th. As a unit they are 278th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado State/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UNLV -9
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