UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (+6)
The Colorado State Rams (6-2) play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (1-4) at Moby Arena on Thursday. UNLV opens this game as 6-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 144.5.
UNLV will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 1-4 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 68.8 points per contest (251st in college hoops) on 41.5% from the floor. The Runnin' Rebels are hitting 35.7% on three-point attempts (55 of 154) and 70.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, UNLV is grabbing 31.2 boards per game and has earned 60 dimes on the year, which ranks 304th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.8 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Runnin' Rebels are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.6 personal fouls. They are 63rd in the nation in giving up assists with 75 conceded for the campaign. The Runnin' Rebels defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.7% (128 of 280) and they concede 37.6 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 37.9% on 3-point shots and they are 303rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (78.0).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels took the court against the Kansas State Wildcats and earned the victory with a final of 68-58 in their last game. UNLV ended the contest having earned a 52.0% FG percentage (26 out of 50) and made 12 of their 27 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels knocked down 4 of 6 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 29 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 assists for the matchup as well as earning 7 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to defending, UNLV allowed their opponent to shoot 52.0% from the floor on 26 out of 50 shooting. Kansas State doled out 13 assists and had 4 steals for this game. In addition, the Wildcats collected 30 rebounds (12 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Kansas State shot 77.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 7 of their 9 shots. They also buried 7 of their 24 attempts from long range.
David Jenkins is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He totaled 25 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes played and totaled 2 boards. Jenkins finished the game shooting 52.9% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Runnin' Rebels was Bryce Hamilton. He snagged 8 boards and also accumulated 6 dimes. He finished 53.3% from the floor in this game via 8-of-15 (18 points). When all was said and done, Hamilton saw the court for 35 minutes.
Colorado State has a win-loss record of 6-2 for the year. Colorado State has accumulated 574 points on the season (71.8 per contest) and they grab 34.3 rebounds per game. The Rams are responsible for committing 15.4 fouls per game and they hit 75.8% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Rams are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which is ranked 160th in the country. They are dishing out assists 15.0 times per game (97th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. The Rams defensively are ranked 33rd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 62.0. They surrender 13.0 assists and 34.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 182nd and 142nd in college hoops. The Colorado State defense concedes 29.7% on three-point shots (66 of 222) and opponents are making 58.9% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 15.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the floor (74th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Colorado State Rams took a loss by a final score of 78-65 against the San Diego State Aztecs. The Rams were able to collect 16 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 21 in this contest. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Aztecs committed 25 fouls for the matchup which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Colorado State knocked down 7 of their 20 tries (35.0%). Overall, the Rams went 20 for 47 from the floor which had them at 42.6%. The Rams permitted the Aztecs to make 29 out of 52 tries from the floor which had them at 55.8% in this contest. They shot 51.9% from three-point range by connecting on 14 of 27 and finished the game at 6 of 11 from the free throw line (54.5%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Colorado State allowed San Diego State to get 30 in all (6 on the offensive side).
David Roddy was important for the Rams in this game. He made 4 of 7 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Roddy totaled 5 rebounds in his 38 mins and had 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that was important for Colorado State was John Tonje. He totaled 15 points in 26 minutes on the court via 4 of 7 from the floor in the matchup. Tonje finished going 57.1% from the field and also collecting 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado State (-6)
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