UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 2/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (16-11) are hitting the road to Lawlor Events Center on Tuesday where they will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (12-13).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels played Colorado State and went home with a win by a final score of 72-51 in their last contest. UNLV walked away from the contest having earned a 45.1% field goal percentage (23 out of 51) and converted 9 out of their 24 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Runnin' Rebels converted 17 of their 24 shots for a rate of 70.8%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 10 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to defense, UNLV allowed the other team to go 34.6% from the field on 18 of 52 shooting. Colorado State doled out 8 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, Colorado State had 22 boards (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Colorado State finished the game shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by burying 10 of 14 attempts. They also made 5 of their 22 tries from 3-point land. In the matter of personal fouls, the Runnin' Rebels left the arena with 18 while Colorado State accounted for 17 personal fouls.
Bryce Hamilton is someone who came through for the matchup. He notched 20 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and also grabbed 10 boards. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and recorded 4 assists.
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UNLV will play this contest with a record of 16-11 on the campaign. They are turning it over 11.3 times per game and as a group they commit 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UNLV is pulling down 36.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 383 assists on the year, which has them ranked 96th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Runnin' Rebels are shooting 34.6% on three-point attempts (227 of 656) and 73.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.8 pts per contest (191st in Division 1) while shooting 43.1% from the field.
On defense, the Runnin' Rebels have forced 11.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 198th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 337 conceded so far this year. The Runnin' Rebels defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.9% (616 of 1,505) and they concede 34.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They concede 31.5% on shots from downtown and they are 70th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (65.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Nevada Wolf Pack went home victorious with a score of 90-60 against San Jose State. In the matter of rebounding, Nevada allowed San Jose State to collect 17 in total (3 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 30.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 of 23 and ended up going 11 out of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). The Wolf Pack allowed San Jose State to convert 21 of their 50 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 42.0% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Wolf Pack ended up going 35 for 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 66.0%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Nevada converted 10 of their 19 tries (52.6%). They were able to convert 10 of them for a percentage of 76.9%. San Jose State was called for 13 fouls in this game which got the Wolf Pack to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They coughed it up 12 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Wolf Pack recorded 28 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this contest.
Grant Sherfield ended up being a major contributor for the Wolf Pack in the game. He recorded 25 points in his 29 mins of playing time and accumulated 10 assists for the game. He converted 10 out of 13 for this game for a rate of 76.9%, and had 6 rebounds.
Nevada has a record of 12-13 this year. The Wolf Pack commit 17.6 fouls per contest while shooting 74.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per contest (51st in the country) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per game. Nevada has accounted for 1,841 pts on the year (73.6 per contest) and they average 35.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Wolf Pack are shooting 45.4% from the field, which is ranked 109th in Division 1.
The Nevada defense allows 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc (239 of 669) and opponents are connecting on 71.2% of their foul shots. They have given up 15.1 dimes and 34.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 332nd and 172nd in college hoops. The Wolf Pack on defense are ranked 302nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 74.1. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.9% from the field (231st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UNLV
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