Nevada Wolf Pack vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 2/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (12-9) are welcoming the Nevada Wolf Pack (9-9) at Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday.
The Nevada Wolf Pack played Utah State and took a loss by a score of 78-49 in their last contest. Nevada wrapped up the game with a 31.0% FG percentage (18 out of 58) and knocked down 2 out of their 15 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Wolf Pack converted 11 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 assists for this game as well as forcing 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. When discussing defending, Nevada let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 30 of 60 shooting. Utah State earned 22 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In addition, Utah State collected 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Utah State finished 80.0% when shooting free throws by making 8 of 10 tries. They also knocked down 10 out of their 27 tries from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Wolf Pack ended up finishing with 13 and Utah State had 14 fouls.
Will Baker is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He walked away with 11 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 21 minutes and also totaled 5 boards. He finished 62.5% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Nevada heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-9 on the campaign. They are averaging 74.2 points per outing (115th in D-1) while connecting on 44.0% from the floor. The Wolf Pack are connecting on 31.6% from downtown (129 of 408) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Nevada is snagging 36.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 276 assists for the season, which has them ranked 157th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Wolf Pack are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 35.4% from beyond the arc while they are 325th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (75.6). The Wolf Pack defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.0% (489 of 1,111) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 256th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 275 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels got the victory with a final of 88-74 against Colorado State. When talking about cleaning the glass, UNLV allowed Colorado State to get 28 in all (9 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 40.9% from distance via 9 out of 22 and finished the game at 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Runnin' Rebels allowed Colorado State to bury 25 out of 58 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.1% in this matchup. Overall, the Runnin' Rebels ended up shooting 28 out of 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.9%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, UNLV made 12 out of their 29 attempts (41.4%). They were able to knock down 20 of them for a clip of 76.9%. Colorado State earned 21 personal fouls in this contest which took the Runnin' Rebels to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They turned it over 8 times, while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Runnin' Rebels recorded 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 37 in this game.
Bryce Hamilton ended up having an impact for the Runnin' Rebels for the game. He made 13 of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 59.1%, and tallied 7 rebounds. He earned 45 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and added 5 assists in this matchup.
UNLV has a win-loss mark of 12-9 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Runnin' Rebels are shooting 42.6% from the field, which ranks 259th in college basketball. UNLV has accumulated 1,494 points so far this year (71.1 per contest) and they collect 36.2 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.4 times per game (101st in the country) and they cough up possession 11.4 times per contest. The Runnin' Rebels have committed 17.4 fouls every game and they connect on 72.4% from the free throw line.
The UNLV defense surrenders 32.7% from downtown (168 of 513) and their opponents are making 70.1% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 13.0 dimes and 35.9 rebounds every game, ranking them 210th and 257th in those categories. The Runnin' Rebels defensively are ranked 115th in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.6. They have forced 12.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the field (90th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UNLV
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