UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 2/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center is the site where the Fresno State Bulldogs (16-8) will try to defeat the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (14-11) on Wednesday.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels played Boise State and went home with a loss by a final score of 69-63 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Runnin' Rebels ended up with 24 while Boise State racked up 13 fouls. They made 4 out of their 20 shots from long range. Boise State ended up going 79.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 23 of their 29 shots. Additionally, Boise State pulled down 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't have a block. Boise State doled out 7 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Concerning the defense, UNLV allowed their opponent to shoot 41.2% from the field on 21 of 51 shooting. They also doled out 8 dimes for the contest in addition to creating 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 23 with 5 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels made 4 of their 7 tries for a percentage of 57.1%. UNLV walked away from the contest with a 45.5% field goal percentage (25 out of 55) and converted 9 of 24 three-point attempts.
Bryce Hamilton is someone who came through in this contest. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. He played 38 mins and also pulled down 5 boards. He walked away with 32 points on 12 of 24 shooting.
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UNLV will play this contest with a record of 14-11 this season. They average 71.2 points per game (180th in college hoops) while hitting 43.1% from the floor. The Runnin' Rebels are connecting on 34.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (209 of 607) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UNLV is pulling in 35.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 362 assists on the year, which is 85th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.7 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Runnin' Rebels are forcing 12.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 fouls. They concede 32.0% from 3-point land and they are 103rd in the country in PPG allowed (66.4). The Runnin' Rebels are giving up a FG percentage of 41.4% (579 of 1,397) and they concede 34.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 215th in D-1 in giving up assists with 318 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Fresno State Bulldogs went home defeated by a final of 65-50 against Colorado State. The Bulldogs were able to collect 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 36 for the matchup. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 2 steals for the game. Colorado State was called for 9 fouls in this matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 8 shots. They were able to knock down 7 of those for a percentage of 87.5%. In terms of shooting from distance, Fresno State buried 5 of 27 tries (18.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs ended up going 19 out of 54 from the field which had them shooting 35.2%. The Bulldogs permitted Colorado State to make 27 of their 52 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.9% in the game. They finished 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 5 out of 15 and ended up shooting 6 of 10 at the free throw line (60.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Fresno State permitted Colorado State to pull down 26 in total (2 offensive).
Orlando Robinson ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for the contest. He knocked down 9 out of 16 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and totaled 8 rebounds. He accumulated 24 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the game.
Fresno State has a mark of 16-8 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulldogs are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 159th in the nation. Fresno State has totaled 1,589 points on the season (66.2 per game) and they snag 34.1 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.7 times per game (282nd in the country) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per game. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 15.5 fouls every game and they go 74.9% from the free throw line.
The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 4th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 57.9. They are forcing 12.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (73rd in the nation). The Fresno State defense allows 31.9% on three-point shots (163 of 511) and opponents are making 69.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 10.3 assists and 29.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 31st and 10th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UNLV
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