UNLV vs Boise State NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 1/8/2020
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State -6
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head to Taco Bell Arena to take on the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 6 point favorites.
UNLV heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 68.5 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Boise State has an overall mark of 10-6. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 9-7-0 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 6-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 9-6-0 against the spread this season
The Boise State Broncos are 8-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/01/20 G Elijah Mitrou-Long Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Amauri Hardy comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Donnie Tillman averages 11.9 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Derrick Alston scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Justinian Jessup averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 68.5 points per contest, which is 255th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 220th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 256th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 106th and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 68th with 15.1 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 66.9 points per contest, which is 135th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 165th and 209th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 257th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boise State is 43rd in the nation with 78.4 points per contest this season. They are 118th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 163rd in the NCAA. They are 203rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 209th in assists per game with 13.0. The Broncos are 306th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Broncos give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 200th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 291st and 115th in those defensive statistics. They rank 144th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 107th with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 186th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Runnin' Rebels have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 169th. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 217th. As a unit they are 201st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in D-1. UNLV is 51st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions.
Boise State is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos are 72nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 141st in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 108th. As a team they are 71st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 115th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/Boise State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UNLV +6
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