UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 2/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (-10)
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (8-11) head to Provident Credit Union Event Center on Friday where they'll take on the San Jose State Spartans (5-13). San Jose State opens this game as 10-point dogs. The over/under opens at 147.
UNLV will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 8-11 this season. They are turning it over 12.2 times per game and as a team they commit 18.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, UNLV is grabbing 35.5 rebounds per contest and has 250 dimes this year, which ranks 158th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Runnin' Rebels are hitting 36.1% on 3-pointers (175 of 485) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 70.3 points per game (208th in Division 1) while going 44.3% from the field. Defensively, the Runnin' Rebels are able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.3 personal fouls. The Runnin' Rebels defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.0% (434 of 1,034) and they surrender 33.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 237th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 259 relinquished on the year. They give up 37.1% on shots from downtown while they are 104th in the nation in points per game allowed (67.7).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels played the Boise State Broncos and took a loss by a score of 61-59 in their last game. UNLV finished with a 40.0% field goal percentage (22 out of 55) and knocked down 8 of their 22 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels converted 7 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 70.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected 32 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 11 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 7 steals and 3 blocks. With regard to defense, UNLV let their opponent shoot 40.0% from the floor on 22 out of 55 shooting. Boise State earned 7 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Broncos grabbed 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Boise State finished the game shooting 64.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 17 attempts. They also made 8 of their 21 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Bryce Hamilton is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He ended up walking away with 13 points on 6 out of 18 shooting. He played for 29 mins played and also totaled 7 boards. Hamilton finished 33.3% from the field and also dished out 4 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Runnin' Rebels was Caleb Grill. He snagged 2 boards and had 2 assists. He finished shooting 36.4% from the field in the matchup by shooting 4-of-11 (11 points). When the game finished, Grill was on the hardwood for 39 minutes.
San Jose State has a win-loss record of 5-13 this season. As an offensive team, the Spartans are shooting 39.0% from the floor, which is ranked 344th in the country. San Jose State has scored 1,177 points on the campaign (65.4 per contest) and they average 35.2 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 9.6 times per contest (343rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.1 times per game. The Spartans have committed 16.7 fouls per contest and they hit 65.1% from the charity stripe. The Spartans are ranked 337th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 80.9. They have forced 9.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (230th in college basketball). The San Jose State defense allows 31.1% on shots from 3-point land (150 of 483) and opponents are connecting on 72.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 15.1 dimes and 44.4 rebounds every game, which is 302nd and 345th in the country.
For their last game, the San Jose State Spartans took a loss by a score of 77-55 against the San Diego State Aztecs. The Spartans collected 33 defensive boards and 1 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this contest. They turned away 3 tries while recording 3 steals in this game. The Aztecs committed 18 fouls in the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.9%. When discussing 3-point shots, San Jose State made 10 out of their 28 attempts (35.7%). Overall, the Spartans went 14 for 51 from the field which gave them a percentage of 27.5%. The Spartans permitted the Aztecs to make 29 of their 73 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.7% in this game. They wrapped up this game 31.3% from 3-point land by shooting 10 out of 32 and finished the game at 9 out of 17 from the charity stripe (52.9%). In the matter of how they rebounded, San Jose State allowed San Diego State to collect 44 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Trey Smith ended up being a major contributor for the Spartans for this game. He knocked down 5 out of 13 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which got him 22 points. Smith pulled down 8 rebounds in his 40 minutes and accounted for 2 dimes for this game. One more player who came through for San Jose State was Omari Moore. He ended up walking away with 6 points in 30 minutes on the court by way of 2 of 6 shooting for this game. Moore ended the game having shot 33.3% from the field and also totaling 4 assists and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Jose State (+10) and over 147 points
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