UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Moody Coliseum is the site where the SMU Mustangs (5-3) will meet the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (4-3) on Wednesday.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels played UCLA and ended up losing by a score of 73-51 in their last game. UNLV finished having earned a 30.4% FG percentage (17 of 56) and converted 6 of 27 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels buried 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. Regarding grabbing boards, they earned 21 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to the defense, UNLV let their opponent shoot 47.1% from the floor on 24 out of 51 shooting. UCLA distributed 13 dimes and had 2 steals for this contest. Additionally, UCLA collected 43 boards (9 offensive, 34 defensive), but didn't notch a block. UCLA finished shooting 73.9% from the free throw line by making 17 of 23 attempts. They also converted 8 out of their 17 attempts from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Runnin' Rebels walked away with 20 and UCLA recorded 19 personal fouls.
Donovan Williams is a player who was important in the matchup. He ended up going 40.0% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. He played for 26 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He was able to score 12 points on 4 of 10 shooting.
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UNLV enters this matchup with a mark of 4-3 so far this year. They turn it over 10.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.7 fouls every game. As a unit, UNLV is collecting 36.6 boards per game and has tallied 97 assists for the year, which is 123rd in college hoops in terms of passing. The Runnin' Rebels are shooting 29.7% on shots from beyond the arc (52 of 175) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They average 67.0 points per outing (273rd in the country) while shooting 40.4% from the floor.
On defense, the Runnin' Rebels are forcing 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 198th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 83 relinquished on the year. The Runnin' Rebels are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.2% (153 of 401) and they relinquish 38.1 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 72nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.6).
When they last played, the SMU Mustangs walked away with a victory by a final of 74-67 against UL Monroe. The Mustangs were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. UL Monroe was called for 22 personal fouls for the contest which got the Mustangs to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to convert 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.9%. In regard to shots from downtown, SMU buried 11 out of 32 attempts (34.4%). When all was said and done, the Mustangs finished the game shooting 23 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.9%. The Mustangs allowed UL Monroe to convert 27 of their 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 48.2% in this game. They finished 38.1% from distance via 8 out of 21 and ended up shooting 5 of 8 from the charity stripe (62.5%). In reference to rebounds, SMU allowed UL Monroe to collect 31 in total (3 offensive).
Kendric Davis was important for the Mustangs in this matchup. He made 7 of 15 in the matchup giving him a rate of 46.7%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He accumulated 26 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 dimes for this game.
SMU has a record of 5-3 for the season. The Mustangs are committing 14.6 fouls per game and they hit 74.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.3 times per game (191st in Division 1) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. SMU has scored 616 points this season (77.0 per contest) and they snag 40.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Mustangs are shooting 44.3% from the field, which has them ranked 185th in Division 1.
The Mustangs are ranked 174th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.3. They are able to force 13.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (78th in college hoops). The SMU defense surrenders 28.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (55 of 190) and their opposition makes 70.3% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.3 dimes and 37.0 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 162nd and 267th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SMU
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