Wyoming Cowboys vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 3/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
The Wyoming Cowboys (23-6) are on their way to Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday where they will try to beat the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (17-12).
The Wyoming Cowboys took the court against San Diego State and ended up losing by a score of 73-66 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Cowboys finished with 12 while San Diego State had 18 fouls. They converted 12 of 22 attempts from distance. San Diego State finished shooting 76.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of their 17 attempts. Moreover, San Diego State pulled down 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. San Diego State distributed 10 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. When talking about defending, Wyoming let their opponent shoot 41.4% from the field on 24 of 58 shooting. They also dished out 14 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled 32 with 8 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys converted 10 of their 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Wyoming wrapped up the game having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (23 out of 58) and buried 10 of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jeremiah Oden is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He was able to score 17 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 25 minutes played and also collected 1 board. He went 50.0% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Wyoming will play this contest with a record of 23-6 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 10.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Wyoming is pulling down 35.7 boards per game and is sitting with 332 dimes for the season, which is 267th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are hitting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (238 of 684) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.6 pts per contest (97th in D-1) while shooting 46.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cowboys have forced 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They give up 30.5% on three-point shots and they are 80th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.8). The Cowboys defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.4% (711 of 1,716) and they relinquish 32.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 35th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 293 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took a defeat with a final score of 86-76 when they played Boise State. The Runnin' Rebels corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the matchup. They gave up possession 10 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. Boise State earned 19 personal fouls for the game which took the Runnin' Rebels to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 16 of them for a percentage of 76.2%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, UNLV converted 8 of 24 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Runnin' Rebels finished shooting 26 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.1%. The Runnin' Rebels allowed Boise State to bury 31 of 58 attempts from the floor which had them at 53.4% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 45.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 of 24 and ended up going 13 out of 25 at the free throw line (52.0%). In regard to rebounding, UNLV allowed Boise State to grab 35 in all (13 offensive).
Bryce Hamilton pitched in for the Runnin' Rebels in the matchup. He made 8 out of 17 in the game for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and had 5 rebounds. He totaled 25 points in his 27 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for this game.
UNLV has a win-loss record of 17-12 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Runnin' Rebels are shooting 43.1% from the floor, which ranks 238th in the country. UNLV has accounted for 2,049 pts for the year (70.7 per game) and they average 36.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per contest (108th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per game. The Runnin' Rebels are responsible for committing 17.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.5% from the free throw line.
The UNLV defense allows 31.6% on 3-point shots (217 of 687) and opponents are connecting on 70.7% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 12.5 dimes and 34.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 168th and 166th in the country. The Runnin' Rebels on defense are ranked 78th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 65.8. They have forced 11.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (73rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNLV
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