UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum is where the Utah State Aggies (13-9) will play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (13-9) on Saturday.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels took the court against Nevada and earned the victory with a final of 69-58 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Runnin' Rebels ended up with 17 and Nevada totaled 16 personal fouls. They buried 3 of 17 attempts from 3-point land. Nevada ended up shooting 94.4% at the charity stripe by making 17 of their 18 shots. On top of that, Nevada grabbed 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Nevada recorded 7 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. When talking about defending, UNLV allowed the other team to go 34.5% from the floor on 19 out of 55 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned 32 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Runnin' Rebels knocked down 11 of 16 shots for a rate of 68.8%. UNLV ended the game having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (23 out of 58) and knocked down 12 of 32 three-point attempts.
Jordan McCabe is someone who came through for this game. He ended up shooting 45.5% from the field and also dished out 4 assists. He played 38 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. He was able to score 16 points on 5 out of 11 shooting.
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UNLV will play this game with a record of 13-9 for the season. They average 71.0 pts per game (190th in college hoops) while connecting on 42.5% from the floor. The Runnin' Rebels are shooting 33.1% on three-point attempts (178 of 538) and 72.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, UNLV is snagging 36.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 318 assists so far this season, which ranks 66th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.4 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Runnin' Rebels have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 17.8 fouls. They surrender 32.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 99th in college hoops in PPG allowed (66.2). The Runnin' Rebels defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 41.0% (512 of 1,250) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 248th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 279 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah State Aggies took home the win by a final score of 73-46 against Air Force. The Aggies recorded 30 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 33 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 3 steals for the contest. Air Force had 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 94.1%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Utah State made 5 out of their 16 tries (31.3%). When all was said and done, the Aggies went 26 out of 42 from the floor which had them at 61.9%. The Aggies allowed Air Force to make 18 of their 50 attempts from the field which had them at 36.0% for the contest. They finished shooting 13.3% from 3-point land by going 2 of 15 and finished the game at 8 of 11 at the free throw line (72.7%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Utah State permitted Air Force to pull down 13 overall (0 offensive).
Brandon Horvath pitched in for the Aggies in the game. He knocked down 7 out of 8 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 87.5%, and tallied 9 rebounds. He racked up 17 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 7 dimes in the game.
Utah State has a record of 13-9 for the year. As an offensive team, the Aggies are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which is 24th in the nation. Utah State has tallied 1,651 pts on the campaign (75.0 per game) and they average 35.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 17.8 times per game (8th in the country) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per contest. The Aggies commit 16.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.0% from the free throw line.
The Utah State defense surrenders 32.9% on 3-point shots (168 of 510) and opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their free throw attempts. They allow 13.5 assists and 31.5 boards per contest, which is ranked 248th and 46th in college hoops. The Aggies are ranked 115th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 66.5. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (86th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah State
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