UCLA Bruins vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
The UCLA Bruins (5-1) are headed to Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday where they will take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (3-2).
The UCLA Bruins faced Gonzaga and took a loss by a score of 83-63 in their last contest. UCLA ended the game having earned a 34.8% field goal percentage (24 out of 69) and made 2 out of their 12 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Bruins converted 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 27 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 7 assists for the matchup while creating 13 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, UCLA allowed the other team to shoot 56.0% from the floor on 28 out of 50 shooting. Gonzaga doled out 11 assists and had 4 steals in the game. On top of that, Gonzaga pulled down 37 rebounds (5 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Gonzaga ended up going 78.3% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 23 tries. They also made 9 out of their 23 tries from long range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bruins ended up with 17 and Gonzaga finished the game with 19 personal fouls.
Tyger Campbell is someone who came through for the contest. He finished shooting 62.5% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes played and grabbed 1 rebound. He notched 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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UCLA will play this game with a record of 5-1 so far this season. They are turning it over 10.0 times per game and as a team they commit 15.8 fouls every game. As a unit, UCLA is grabbing 40.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 100 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 17th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Bruins are shooting 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (52 of 138) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They average 86.2 points per game (29th in the country) while hitting 46.5% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bruins are able to force 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are conceding 38.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 214th in college hoops in points per game allowed (70.3). The Bruins defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.1% (158 of 350) and they relinquish 32.0 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 267th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 72 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took a loss by a score of 74-73 against Wichita State. Regarding cleaning up the glass, UNLV allowed Wichita State to collect 28 in all (10 offensive). They went 40.0% from 3-point land by going 12 of 30 and finished the contest at 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Runnin' Rebels allowed Wichita State to bury 25 of 58 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.1% for the matchup. When the game finished, the Runnin' Rebels shot 25 for 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.0%. In regard to shooting from downtown, UNLV buried 9 out of 19 tries (47.4%). They were able to knock down 14 of them for a percentage of 100.0%. Wichita State committed 16 fouls for this contest which got the Runnin' Rebels to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They coughed it up 18 times, while earning 10 steals for this contest. The Runnin' Rebels recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this game.
Jordan McCabe was important for the Runnin' Rebels in this game. He recorded 11 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and had 8 assists in this game. He converted 4 of 7 for the game for a rate of 57.1%, but didn't pull down a rebound.
UNLV has a record of 3-2 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Runnin' Rebels are shooting 39.1% from the field, which is ranked 315th in the country. UNLV has tallied 317 points on the campaign (63.4 per contest) and they pull in 34.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.8 times per contest (257th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per contest. The Runnin' Rebels commit 16.4 fouls per game and they shoot 77.8% from the charity stripe.
The UNLV defense concedes 30.6% on 3-point attempts (34 of 111) and opponents are knocking down 74.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 12.0 assists and 36.2 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 160th and 234th in college hoops. The Runnin' Rebels are ranked 107th in the nation in PPG given up with 64.0. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (146th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UNLV
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