UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 3/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
The Wyoming Cowboys (24-7) are hosting the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (18-13) at Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels took the court against New Mexico and ended up losing by a score of 76-67 in their last game. UNLV finished the game with a 36.1% FG percentage (22 of 61) and made 7 of their 31 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Runnin' Rebels converted 16 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they compiled 33 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 dimes for the matchup while creating 9 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With respect to defending, UNLV allowed the other team to shoot 41.7% from the floor on 25 of 60 shooting. New Mexico distributed 12 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, New Mexico snagged 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. New Mexico finished the contest at 87.5% from the charity stripe by making 21 of their 24 attempts. They buried 5 out of their 15 attempts from 3-point land. When it comes to personal fouls, the Runnin' Rebels ended up finishing with 21 and New Mexico totaled 15 personal fouls.
Bryce Hamilton is someone who was a major factor for the game. He ended up scoring 28 points on 8 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins played and collected 4 rebounds. He finished shooting 36.4% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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UNLV enters this game with a win-loss mark of 18-13 for the season. They have an average of 70.3 pts per game (204th in college hoops) while shooting 42.7% from the floor. The Runnin' Rebels are shooting 34.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (260 of 762) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, UNLV is pulling down 36.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 432 assists this year, which ranks 103rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Runnin' Rebels have forced 11.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 180th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 384 relinquished this year. The Runnin' Rebels are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.1% (716 of 1,744) and they surrender 34.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 31.5% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 79th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (65.8).
The last time they took the court, the Wyoming Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 68-64 against Fresno State. Regarding cleaning the glass, Wyoming allowed Fresno State to grab 31 in all (6 on the offensive side). They finished 38.9% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 18 and ended up shooting 11 out of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). The Cowboys permitted Fresno State to knock down 23 out of 48 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 47.9% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Cowboys went 22 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3%. Regarding 3-pointers, Wyoming made 11 of their 28 tries (39.3%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 65.0%. Fresno State had 21 personal fouls for the game which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They turned it over 8 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Cowboys earned 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in this matchup.
Xavier DuSell ended up being a major contributor for the Cowboys for the game. He converted 6 of 17 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 35.3%, and added 5 rebounds. He tallied 21 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Wyoming has a win-loss record of 24-7 this season. The Cowboys are committing 14.9 personal fouls per game while shooting 72.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.4 times per contest (303rd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.8 times per game. Wyoming has accounted for 2,288 pts this year (73.8 per game) and they pull down 35.6 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Cowboys are shooting 46.2% from the field, which is 66th in college basketball.
The Wyoming defense allows 30.9% from downtown (219 of 708) and their opposition makes 72.1% of their foul shots. They have given up 10.2 dimes and 32.9 total boards per game, which ranks them 25th and 88th in the country. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 76th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 65.7. They are forcing 10.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (84th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wyoming
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