Southern Jaguars vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Jaguars vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
TV: Hulu Live TV
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (18-14 last year) will compete against the Southern Jaguars (17-14 last season) at Thomas & Mack Center on Monday.
The Southern Jaguars faced off with Grambling and went home with a loss by a final score of 60-58 in their last contest of last year. Southern walked away from the game with a 36.4% field goal percentage (20 out of 55) and made 6 of their 21 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Jaguars converted 12 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 13 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to the defense, Southern allowed their opponent to shoot 43.4% from the floor on 23 out of 53 shooting. Grambling doled out 13 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, Grambling totaled 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Grambling walked away from this one shooting 68.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 16 tries. They knocked down 3 of 15 attempts from distance. When it comes to personal fouls, the Jaguars finished with 16 while Grambling totaled 18 personal fouls.
Brion Whitley is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He recorded 13 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. He played for 26 mins and also snagged 2 rebounds. He ended up shooting 36.4% from the field and also dished out 2 assists.
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Southern comes into this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 17-14 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest and as a team committed 20.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Southern collected 31.5 boards per game and totaled 415 assists throughout last season, which was 176th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Jaguars connected on 35.3% on shots from distance (213 of 604) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They had an average of 71.9 pts per game (152nd in Division 1) on 44.0% from the floor.
On defense, the Jaguars forced 19.0 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.8 personal fouls. They surrendered 29.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were 137th in the country in points per game allowed (67.9). The Jaguars gave up an opponent FG percentage of 44.3% (713 of 1,611) and they surrendered 34.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They were ranked 70th in college hoops in allowing assists 355 conceded throughout last year.
The last time they took the court last year, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 59-56 against Wyoming. The Runnin' Rebels snagged 21 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 10 steals for this game. Wyoming committed 18 fouls for this contest which got the Runnin' Rebels to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They were able to make 11 of them for a rate of 84.6%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, UNLV converted 3 out of 21 attempts (14.3%). When the game finished, the Runnin' Rebels went 21 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 35.0%. The Runnin' Rebels permitted Wyoming to knock down 19 out of 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.5% in the game. They finished 28.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 of 21 and finished the game at 15 of 17 at the free throw line (88.2%). When it comes to attacking the glass, UNLV allowed Wyoming to collect 42 in total (11 offensive).
Donovan Williams ended up having an impact for the Runnin' Rebels in this contest. He tallied 20 points in his 31 minutes on the court and tallied 2 dimes in the game. He converted 7 out of 13 for this game for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and earned 1 rebound.
UNLV had a mark of 18-14 last year. The Runnin' Rebels committed 17.8 fouls every game and they hit 73.8% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 13.8 times per game (120th in college hoops) and they lost possession via turnover 11.2 times per contest. UNLV earned 2,236 pts last season (69.9 per contest) and they collected 36.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Runnin' Rebels shot 42.5% from the field, which ranked them 266th in the country.
The Runnin' Rebels on defense were ranked 64th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 65.6. They forced 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (49th in D-1). The UNLV defense conceded 31.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (235 of 749) and their opponents made 71.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrendered 12.3 assists and 35.0 rebounds per game, which ranked them 155th and 202nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southern
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