UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
The Fresno State Bulldogs (6-11) welcome the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (12-6) at Save Mart Center on Saturday.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels played Utah State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-71 in their last contest. UNLV wrapped up the game having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and converted 6 out of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels buried 9 of 12 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they compiled 21 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 11 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 21 turnovers and getting 14 steals. In reference to defense, UNLV allowed the other team to shoot 51.1% from the field on 24 of 47 shooting. Utah State distributed 21 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Utah State snagged 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Utah State finished shooting 88.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 18 attempts. They also buried 11 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Runnin' Rebels ended up walking away with 21 while Utah State accounted for 14 personal fouls.
Keyshawn Hall is a player who was a contributor for this game. He recorded 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 26 mins played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the field but finished the game without a dime.
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UNLV comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-6 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.1 fouls every game. As a unit, UNLV is snagging 35.1 boards per game and has accounted for 248 assists so far this season, which ranks 195th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Runnin' Rebels are hitting 34.1% on 3-point shots (144 of 422) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 76.6 pts per contest (72nd in college hoops) while going 44.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Runnin' Rebels are forcing 20.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.8 fouls. They give up 34.3% from 3-point land and they are 142nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.8). The Runnin' Rebels defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.4% (433 of 1,021) and they surrender 37.3 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 248th in college hoops in giving up assists with 253 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Fresno State Bulldogs went home defeated by a final of 51-48 when they faced Air Force. In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Fresno State allowed Air Force to snag 30 overall (9 offensive). They went 36.0% from three-point range by hitting 9 of 25 and ended up going 8 out of 9 at the charity stripe (88.9%). The Bulldogs permitted Air Force to convert 17 out of 54 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 31.5% for the game. When all was said and done, the Bulldogs finished 20 for 53 from the floor which had them sitting at 37.7%. With respect to 3-point shots, Fresno State converted 2 of 15 attempts (13.3%). They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a rate of 85.7%. Air Force committed 11 fouls in this matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 7 shots. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Bulldogs were able to corral 23 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 33 in the game.
Eduardo Andre was important for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He earned 14 points in his 38 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist. He converted 7 of 11 for the matchup for a rate of 63.6%, and totaled 15 rebounds.
Fresno State has a record of 6-11 so far this year. The Bulldogs have committed 15.5 fouls per game while shooting 74.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.3 times per game (321st in the country) and they turn it over 12.3 times per game. Fresno State has accounted for 1,029 pts so far this year (60.5 per contest) and they pull in 31.3 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 42.0% from the floor, which is ranked 311th in college basketball.
The Fresno State defense gives up 35.1% on 3-point attempts (127 of 362) and their opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.8 assists and 33.5 rebounds every game, which ranks them 121st and 140th in college hoops. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 34th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.9. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (155th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNLV
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