UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (+10)
The Boise State Broncos (15-4) play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (8-10) at ExtraMile Arena on Saturday. UNLV opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The total opens at 142.
UNLV enters this one with a mark of 8-10 this year. The Runnin' Rebels are shooting 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (167 of 463) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.9 pts per game (197th in the country) while connecting on 44.5% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UNLV is pulling down 35.4 boards per game and has accumulated 239 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 139th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Runnin' Rebels have forced 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.3 fouls. The Runnin' Rebels defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.2% (413 of 978) and they surrender 33.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 269th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 252 conceded for the season. They surrender 37.0% on 3-pointers while they are 119th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (68.1).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels faced the Broncos and took a loss by a score of 78-66 in their last game. UNLV ended the game having earned a 41.0% FG percentage (25 out of 61) and made 12 of 28 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels made 4 of their 9 shots for a percentage of 44.4%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 26 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 8 dimes in the game in addition to having 4 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defending, UNLV allowed their opponent to shoot 41.0% from the floor on 25 out of 61 shooting. Boise State recorded 10 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Broncos collected 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Boise State ended up going 81.8% from the free throw line by converting 18 of 22 shots. They made 8 of their 20 tries from beyond the arc.
Bryce Hamilton is one guy who played a role for this game. He accumulated 26 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 29 mins played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Hamilton went 47.6% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Runnin' Rebels was Caleb Grill. He collected 2 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the field in this matchup by hitting 5-of-10 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Grill played for 35 minutes.
Boise State has a win-loss record of 15-4 so far this year. Boise State has accounted for 1,490 pts this year (78.4 per game) and they pull in 36.9 rebounds per contest. The Broncos commit 16.9 fouls per game and they hit 73.3% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Broncos are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 61st in the nation. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (117th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.1 times per contest. The Broncos defensively are ranked 48th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 64.4. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (116th in D-1). The Boise State defense gives up 31.8% on 3-point shots (122 of 384) and their opponents are knocking down 73.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 10.6 dimes and 31.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 37th and 41st in Division 1.
In their win over UNLV, the Broncos earned 25 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the contest. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 4 steals for the matchup. The Runnin' Rebels committed 18 fouls for the game which took the Broncos to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.8%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Boise State made 8 of 20 tries (40.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Broncos shot 26 out of 52 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Broncos permitted the Runnin' Rebels to make 25 out of their 61 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.0% for this game. They finished the game shooting 42.9% from three-point range by going 12 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 4 out of 9 at the free throw line (44.4%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Boise State permitted UNLV to pull down 26 in total (8 offensive).
Abu Kigab ended up being a major contributor for the Broncos for this contest. He made 4 of 10 for this game giving him a rate of 40.0%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Kigab pulled down 6 rebounds in his 34 mins and added 2 assists for this game. Someone else that was pivotal for Boise State was Mladen Armus. He left the arena with 13 points in his 30 minutes played by going 4 out of 8 from the floor in this game. Armus finished going 50.0% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNLV (+10)
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