Boise State Broncos vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (17-11) will play the Boise State Broncos (22-6) at Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday.
The Boise State Broncos took the court against San Diego State and took home the win by a score of 58-57 in their last contest. Boise State finished the game having earned a 34.0% FG percentage (17 of 50) and made 7 of their 16 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Broncos made 17 of 26 shots for a percentage of 65.4%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 30 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 5 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to defense, Boise State allowed their opponent to shoot 45.8% from the floor on 22 of 48 shooting. San Diego State earned 6 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. Additionally, San Diego State snagged 30 boards (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. San Diego State went 63.6% at the charity stripe by making 7 of their 11 tries. They buried 6 out of their 11 tries from downtown. In regard to personal fouls, the Broncos ended up with 14 while San Diego State totaled 24 personal fouls.
Abu Kigab is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. He shot 62.5% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 34 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 21 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Boise State will take the court with a record of 22-6 on the season. They have an average of 68.5 points per game (251st in the nation) on 44.0% from the floor. The Broncos are connecting on 34.6% on shots from distance (209 of 604) and 64.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Boise State is pulling down 35.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 316 assists for the year, which is 265th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 14.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Broncos are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They surrender 32.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 9th in D-1 in PPG allowed (59.6). The Broncos defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.9% (620 of 1,478) and they concede 30.0 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 17th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 257 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took home the win by a final score of 62-54 against Nevada. The Runnin' Rebels pulled down 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 39 for the contest. They also gave up possession 11 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. Nevada earned 10 fouls in this contest which got the Runnin' Rebels to the charity stripe for a total of 4 shots. They were able to knock down 4 of those for a rate of 100.0%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, UNLV buried 10 of 30 attempts (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Runnin' Rebels shot 24 for 62 from the field which had them shooting 38.7%. The Runnin' Rebels allowed Nevada to convert 23 out of 60 attempts from the field which left them shooting 38.3% for the contest. They finished 16.7% from beyond the arc by shooting 3 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 7 at the free throw line (71.4%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, UNLV permitted Nevada to collect 28 in all (6 offensive).
Bryce Hamilton pitched in for the Runnin' Rebels for this game. He converted 10 of 25 for the contest giving him a rate of 40.0%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. He recorded 27 points in his 37 minutes on the court and earned 3 assists in this contest.
UNLV has a record of 17-11 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Runnin' Rebels are hitting on 42.9% from the field, which is ranked 249th in Division 1. UNLV has scored 1,973 pts for the year (70.5 per contest) and they pull in 36.4 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.1 times per game (114th in the country) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per game. The Runnin' Rebels are committing 17.5 fouls per contest and they go 73.3% from the charity stripe.
The UNLV defense gives up 31.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (206 of 663) and opponents are connecting on 71.7% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 12.5 assists and 34.2 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 166th and 162nd in those categories on the defensive end. The Runnin' Rebels are ranked 58th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 65.0. They are able to force 11.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (50th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNLV
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