San Francisco Dons vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 12/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Dons vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
TV: Hulu Live TV
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (10-0) will take on the San Francisco Dons (8-3) at Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday.
The San Francisco Dons took the court against New Mexico and notched a win by a score of 64-51 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Dons ended up finishing with 17 while New Mexico recorded 20 personal fouls. They also converted 3 of their 26 attempts from three-point range. New Mexico finished 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of 12 attempts. Additionally, New Mexico snagged 17 rebounds (3 offensive, 14 defensive), but didn't notch a block. New Mexico doled out 6 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. In regard to the defense, San Francisco allowed the other team to go 37.7% from the floor on 20 out of 53 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists in the game as well as forcing 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to rebounding, they earned 33 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Dons converted 9 of 13 shots for a percentage of 69.2%. San Francisco ended the game having earned a 38.3% FG percentage (23 of 60) and buried 9 of their 29 3-pointers.
Khalil Shabazz is one player who was a factor in the game. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also earned 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and also pulled down 9 boards. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
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San Francisco comes into this matchup with a record of 8-3 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, San Francisco is pulling in 37.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 150 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 144th in the nation in terms of passing. The Dons are hitting 31.9% on shots from distance (101 of 317) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 74.0 pts per game (154th in the nation) while shooting 43.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Dons are forcing 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.8% on 3-point shots and they are 156th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.7). The Dons defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.9% (271 of 631) and they surrender 31.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 23rd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 95 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels went home victorious with a score of 74-70 when they played Washington State. The Runnin' Rebels snagged 15 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 19 in this game. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 12 steals for this contest. Washington State committed 16 fouls for this game which took the Runnin' Rebels to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of them for a rate of 68.8%. With regard to shooting from distance, UNLV buried 7 of 23 attempts (30.4%). When all was said and done, the Runnin' Rebels finished shooting 28 for 55 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.9%. The Runnin' Rebels allowed Washington State to make 26 out of 48 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.2% for the matchup. They went 56.5% from distance by shooting 13 out of 23 and ended up shooting 5 out of 8 at the free throw line (62.5%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, UNLV allowed Washington State to collect 30 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Keshon Gilbert ended up being important for the Runnin' Rebels in this game. He made 10 out of 15 for the game giving him a rate of 66.7%, and had 5 rebounds. He had 25 points in his 32 mins on the court and added 3 assists for the contest.
UNLV has a win-loss mark of 10-0 for the campaign. The Runnin' Rebels commit 14.5 fouls every game while shooting 69.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.8 times per contest (107th in D-1) and they turn it over 12.9 times per game. UNLV has accounted for 791 points so far this season (79.1 per contest) and they pull down 37.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Runnin' Rebels are hitting on 46.0% from the floor, which ranks 125th in college basketball.
The Runnin' Rebels on the defensive side of the court are 36th in college hoops in points given up per game with 61.4. They are forcing their opponents into 21.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.4% from the field (52nd in D-1). The UNLV defense surrenders 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (92 of 275) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 13.2 dimes and 35.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 231st and 221st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco
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