UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (+5.5)
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (6-8) go to Lawlor Events Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Nevada Wolf Pack (11-7). Nevada opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 143.5.
UNLV will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 6-8 for the year. They are turning it over 12.3 times per game and as a team are committing 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UNLV is snagging 36.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 189 dimes this season, which has them ranked 185th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Runnin' Rebels are connecting on 35.7% on three-point attempts (135 of 378) and 71.7% from the free throw line. They average 72.3 points per game (164th in the country) while shooting 43.6% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Runnin' Rebels have forced 13.6 turnovers every game and they draw 15.2 personal fouls. The Runnin' Rebels are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.1% (320 of 778) and they surrender 35.1 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 209th in college basketball in giving up assists with 197 surrendered so far this season. They give up 36.3% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 125th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (68.1).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels took the court against the Wolf Pack and took a loss by a final of 89-60 in their last game. UNLV ended the game having earned a 34.4% FG percentage (22 of 64) and made 8 out of their 27 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Runnin' Rebels buried 8 of 9 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 33 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 11 assists in the game while earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of the defense, UNLV allowed the other team to go 34.4% from the floor on 22 of 64 shooting. Nevada totaled 21 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Wolf Pack pulled down 33 boards (3 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Nevada finished the game at 68.4% at the free throw line by burying 13 of 19 tries. They knocked down 14 out of their 24 attempts from distance.
Moses Wood is a player who was a major factor for the game. He left the arena with 13 points on 4 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes played and pulled down 5 rebounds. Wood finished the game shooting 26.7% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Runnin' Rebels was David Jenkins. He totaled 2 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He ended up going 33.3% from the floor in this contest by going 4-of-12 (13 points). In all, Jenkins saw the court for 27 minutes.
Nevada has a record of 11-7 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Wolf Pack are connecting on 44.4% from the floor, which ranks them 171st in the nation. Nevada has totaled 1,315 pts on the season (73.1 per game) and they average 37.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.0 times per game (131st in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Wolf Pack are committing 19.3 fouls per contest and they go 75.1% from the free throw line. The Wolf Pack on the defensive end are ranked 105th in college hoops in points given up per game with 67.4. The Nevada defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (146 of 457) and their opponents are connecting on 68.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.9 assists and 34.3 rebounds per game, which is 181st and 132nd in those defensive categories. They are forcing 12.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the floor (30th in the country).
In their win over UNLV, the Wolf Pack collected 30 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this contest. They stuffed 5 tries while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Runnin' Rebels had 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Wolf Pack to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.4%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Nevada converted 14 out of their 24 tries (58.3%). Overall, the Wolf Pack ended up going 31 for 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.4%. The Wolf Pack allowed the Runnin' Rebels to make 22 of their 64 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 34.4% for the matchup. They shot 29.6% from three-point range by going 8 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 9 from the charity stripe (88.9%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Nevada permitted UNLV to pull down 33 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Desmond Cambridge was important for the Wolf Pack in this game. He buried 6 out of 9 for the game giving him a rate of 66.7%, which got him 17 points. Cambridge pulled down 3 rebounds in his 31 minutes and had 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Nevada was Grant Sherfield. He notched 15 points in 33 minutes played by going 6 out of 11 from the floor in the matchup. Sherfield wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the floor as well as collecting 11 assists and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Nevada (-5.5) and under 143.5 points
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