UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Lawlor Events Center is the location where the Nevada Wolf Pack (22-8) will play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (17-12) on Saturday.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels faced Utah State and took a loss by a final of 91-66 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Runnin' Rebels ended up with 15 and Utah State recorded 23 personal fouls. They knocked down 10 of their 21 shots from three-point range. Utah State finished the game at 81.3% at the free throw line by converting 13 of their 16 tries. In addition, Utah State collected 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Utah State distributed 16 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. Concerning defense, UNLV allowed 61.8% from the field on 34 out of 55 shooting. They also doled out 6 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and having 6 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned 26 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Runnin' Rebels knocked down 22 of their 27 attempts for a rate of 81.5%. UNLV ended the contest having earned a 31.6% field goal percentage (18 out of 57) and buried 8 of 23 shots from distance.
Elijah Harkless is one guy who was a major factor in the game. He ended up going 46.7% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He was on the court for 30 mins played and also grabbed 1 rebound. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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UNLV steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 17-12 for the season. They turn it over 12.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.5 fouls every game. As a team, UNLV is pulling down 33.4 boards per game and has tallied 368 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 253rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Runnin' Rebels are shooting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (230 of 661) and 72.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 74.2 points per game (120th in Division 1) while shooting 43.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Runnin' Rebels have forced 18.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 fouls. They relinquish 35.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 166th in D-1 in opponents PPG (69.6). The Runnin' Rebels defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.8% (706 of 1,612) and they surrender 36.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 234th in college basketball in giving up assists with 404 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Nevada Wolf Pack took a loss by a score of 80-71 against Wyoming. Concerning rebounding, Nevada permitted Wyoming to grab 37 in total (6 offensive). They wrapped up this game 43.5% from distance by going 10 of 23 and ended up going 24 of 28 from the free throw line (85.7%). The Wolf Pack allowed Wyoming to knock down 23 of 47 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 48.9% in this matchup. In all, the Wolf Pack shot 25 for 61 from the field which had them at 41.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Nevada made 7 of 21 tries (33.3%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 82.4%. Wyoming had 17 fouls for this game which got the Wolf Pack to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Wolf Pack were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 25 in this matchup.
Jarod Lucas was important for the Wolf Pack for this contest. He tallied 24 points in his 35 mins on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist. He converted 6 out of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and earned 2 rebounds.
Nevada has a win-loss record of 22-8 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Wolf Pack are hitting on 44.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 177th in college hoops. Nevada has earned 2,180 points for the campaign (72.7 per game) and they pull in 33.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.1 times per contest (115th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 10.2 times per game. The Wolf Pack commit 18.0 fouls every game while shooting 79.6% from the free throw line.
The Nevada defense gives up 32.8% on 3-pointers (229 of 699) and their opposition makes 73.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 12.4 assists and 33.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 165th and 136th in those defensive categories. The Wolf Pack on the defensive side of the court are 74th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 66.3. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (68th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UNLV
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