UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (+1.5)
The Kansas State Wildcats (1-2) play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-4) at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday. Kansas State opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 136.5.
UNLV will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 0-4 for the year. They have an average of 69.0 pts per game (196th in the country) while hitting 39.3% from the field. The Runnin' Rebels are shooting 33.9% on shots from distance (43 of 127) and 70.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, UNLV is grabbing 31.5 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 45 assists for the year, which has them ranked 98th in college basketball in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a group they commit 23.0 fouls every game. On defense, the Runnin' Rebels have forced 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.0 personal fouls. The Runnin' Rebels defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 48.4% (106 of 219) and they surrender 39.0 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 276th in college hoops in allowing assists with 62 surrendered for the season. They surrender 40.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 256th in college hoops in points per game allowed (83.0).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels stepped onto the hardwood against the Davidson Wildcats and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-73 in their last game. UNLV ended with a 41.4% FG percentage (24 of 58) and knocked down 11 of 32 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Runnin' Rebels made 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 23 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 7 assists in this game while having 7 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defending, UNLV allowed 41.4% from the floor on 24 of 58. Davidson recorded 11 assists and 3 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Wildcats pulled down 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Davidson walked away from this one shooting 80.6% from the charity stripe by converting 25 of their 31 attempts. They also converted 8 of 22 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Caleb Grill is a guy who was pivotal in the game. He accounted for 6 points on 2 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins played and pulled down 4 boards. Grill finished shooting 25.0% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Runnin' Rebels was Marvin Coleman. He snagged 2 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished 28.6% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 2-of-7 (7 points). In all, Coleman was on the hardwood for 33 minutes.
Kansas State has a record of 1-2 on the campaign. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 17.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 66.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 12.3 times per contest (187th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per contest. Kansas State has accumulated 190 points so far this season (63.3 per contest) and they snag 30.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which ranks them 185th in college basketball. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 167th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.3. They have allowed 14.0 assists and 27.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 192nd and 13th in those categories on the defensive end. The Kansas State defense allows 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (22 of 67) and opponents are connecting on 80.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 12.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the field (243rd in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas State Wildcats got the win with a final of 62-58 against the UMKC Kangaroos. The Wildcats pulled down 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in the matchup. They rejected 6 shots while earning 4 steals in this contest. The Kangaroos committed 24 fouls for this contest which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 27 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of those for a clip of 74.1%. With regard to shots from distance, Kansas State buried 6 of their 13 attempts (46.2%). In all, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 18 for 38 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.4%. The Wildcats permitted the Kangaroos to bury 22 of their 49 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9% in the matchup. They went 39.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 23 and ended up going 5 of 8 from the charity stripe (62.5%). In relation to attacking the glass, Kansas State permitted UMKC to pull down 18 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Mike McGuirl ended up being important for the Wildcats for the matchup. He made 3 of 11 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 27.3%, which earned him 8 points. McGuirl collected 3 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and had 5 assists in this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Kansas State was Antonio Gordon. He was able to score 8 points in his 32 minutes on the court via 3 out of 5 from the floor in the matchup. Gordon ended up shooting 60.0% from the field while totaling 2 dimes and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas State (-1.5) and under 136.5 points
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