UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (+1)
The Wyoming Cowboys (12-10) play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (11-13) at Arena Auditorium on Saturday. Wyoming opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The total opens at 146.5.
UNLV enters this matchup with a record of 11-13 so far this season. They are averaging 69.7 points per outing (218th in the nation) while hitting 44.2% from the floor. The Runnin' Rebels are hitting 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (207 of 587) and 70.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, UNLV is pulling down 36.5 boards per game and is sitting with 319 dimes this season, which is 115th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.2 times per game and as a team are committing 18.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Runnin' Rebels are forcing 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 15.0 fouls. The Runnin' Rebels defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.4% (541 of 1,308) and they surrender 32.7 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 269th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 322 relinquished for the year. They are surrendering 36.8% on 3-pointers and they rank 97th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (67.3).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels faced off with the San Diego State Aztecs and ended up losing by a score of 71-62 in their last contest. UNLV finished the game having earned a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 of 59) and knocked down 9 of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels buried 7 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 11 assists in this contest as well as forcing 9 turnovers and having 4 steals. In the matter of defense, UNLV allowed the other team to shoot 36.4% from the field on 20 out of 55 shooting. San Diego State earned 14 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Moreover, San Diego State collected 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 1 block. San Diego State ended up shooting 84.6% at the free throw line by making 22 of 26 tries. They converted 9 of 24 attempts from downtown.
David Jenkins is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He left the arena with 32 points on 11 of 23 shooting. He played 38 mins and also grabbed 2 boards. Jenkins finished shooting 47.8% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Runnin' Rebels was Bryce Hamilton. He had 6 rebounds in his 29 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game at 21.4% from the floor for this contest by going 3-of-14 (9 points). When the game finished, Hamilton collected 2 assists.
Wyoming has a win-loss mark of 12-10 for the year. Wyoming has totaled 1,658 points this year (75.4 per contest) and they grab 32.8 boards per contest. The Cowboys have committed 19.0 fouls every game and they hit 71.7% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 43.9% from the floor, which ranks 198th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 13.7 times per game (135th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per game. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 295th in college basketball in points given up per game with 75.9. They have given up 12.7 assists and 37.9 total boards per game, which ranks them 162nd and 305th in the country. The Wyoming defense concedes 32.7% on three-point shots (130 of 398) and opponents are converting on 70.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 13.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (334th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Wyoming Cowboys went home defeated by a final of 72-59 when they faced the Utah State Aggies. The Cowboys were able to collect 27 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Aggies committed 15 fouls in the game which took the Cowboys to the charity stripe for 12 shots. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Wyoming converted 9 of their 31 tries (29.0%). Overall, the Cowboys shot 21 for 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.5%. The Cowboys permitted the Aggies to make 30 of 66 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5% in the matchup. They went 30.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 20 and ended up going 6 of 10 at the free throw line (60.0%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Wyoming permitted Utah State to snag 38 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Hunter Maldonado was important for the Cowboys for this game. He buried 6 of 10 for this contest for a rate of 60.0%, and earned 8 rebounds. Maldonado accumulated 14 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 3 assists in this game. Someone else that was important for Wyoming was Xavier DuSell. He finished this one with 1 assist in his 30 minutes played, and he converted 4 out of 10 from the floor. DuSell finished going 40.0% from the floor as well as earning 12 points and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wyoming (-1) and under 146.5 points
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