Wyoming at UNLV College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center
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The Wyoming Cowboys travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 11 point favorites.
Wyoming heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-10. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 70.2 points per contest while giving up 76.6 per game. UNLV has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 73.9 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 2-11-0 against the spread
The Wyoming Cowboys are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 7-6-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
12/21/18 G Hunter Maldonado Back is OUT 4-6 weeks
12/11/18 G Nyaires Redding Suspension is out indefinitely
11/09/18 G Bradley Belt Redshirt is out for season
01/02/19 G Jake Hendricks Knee is out indefinitely
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
12/21/18 F Shakur Juiston Knee is out for season
01/02/19 F Cheickna Dembele Finger is out for season
Justin James comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 38.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Trace Young averages 16.0 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 67% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Kris Clyburn averages 12.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Amauri Hardy averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming averages 70.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 280th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 298th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 9.9 assists per game, which ranks them 306th and 347th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 162nd with 13.6 per game. The Cowboys allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 278th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 254th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 310th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 264th place in Division 1. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 189th in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 293rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 333rd in the nation. They are 14th in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 309th in assists per contest with 11.5. The Runnin' Rebels are 66th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Runnin' Rebels surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 194th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 252nd and 301st in those defensive statistics. They rank 131st with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 72nd with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Runnin' Rebels are 150th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 96.8, which is ranked 300th. They are 125th in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 279th. As a unit they are 213th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in D-1. Wyoming is 123rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
UNLV is 112th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Runnin' Rebels have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 177th. They are 193rd in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 311th. As a unit they are 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 201st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wyoming/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UNLV -11
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