UNLV at Air Force College Basketball Picks and Tips 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels travel to Clune Arena to play the Air Force Falcons on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 3.5 point favorites.
UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 73.9 points per game while giving up 70.6 per contest. Air Force has an overall mark of 6-10. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest and giving up 70.3, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 8-7-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
12/21/18 F Shakur Juiston Knee is out for season
01/15/19 F Cheikh Mbacke Diong Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Air Force
01/02/19 F Cheickna Dembele Finger is out for season
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joel Ntambwe averages 12.4 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kris Clyburn comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Ryan Swan-Ford averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Lavelle Scottie averages 13.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Runnin' Rebels allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 226th and 266th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 64th, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in the nation. UNLV averages 73.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 179th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 291st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 331st in D-1. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 286th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 98th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 279th and 214th in those defensive statistics. They rank 242nd with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 43rd with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 78th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Air Force is 320th in the country with 66.3 points per game this year. They are 105th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 240th in the nation. They are 317th in the country in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game and 241st in assists per contest with 12.8. The Falcons are 51st in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Runnin' Rebels are 159th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.1. In terms of pace they are 209th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 308th. As a team they are 279th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 221st in Division 1. UNLV is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Air Force is 15th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.2 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons are 282nd in the country in offensive rating with 98.1. In terms of pace they are 331st in Division 1 with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 121st. As a team they are 163rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 165th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/Air Force college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Air Force +3.5
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