UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 1/17/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
TV: Youtube TV
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (12-5) are traveling to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Utah State Aggies (14-4).
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels faced off with Colorado State and went home with a loss by a final score of 82-81 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Runnin' Rebels finished with 15 and Colorado State recorded 26 fouls. They also knocked down 14 of 32 attempts from 3-point range. Colorado State ended up going 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 8 tries. Furthermore, Colorado State grabbed 33 rebounds (4 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Colorado State doled out 25 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Regarding defending, UNLV allowed the other team to shoot 50.8% from the floor on 31 out of 61 shooting. They also dished out 11 assists in this contest as well as creating 19 turnovers and getting 10 steals. With respect to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 36 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Runnin' Rebels knocked down 23 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 74.2%. UNLV wrapped up the contest having earned a 38.5% field goal percentage (25 out of 65) and made 8 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Elijah Harkless is someone who came through in the matchup. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. He was on the court for 40 mins played and also snagged 9 boards. He walked away with 33 points on 10 out of 20 shooting.
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UNLV will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 12-5 so far this year. They turn the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UNLV is pulling down 35.8 boards per contest and has accumulated 237 assists for the campaign, which is 199th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Runnin' Rebels are connecting on 34.2% on three-point shots (138 of 404) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 76.9 pts per game (68th in D-1) while connecting on 44.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Runnin' Rebels are able to force 20.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 fouls. They are 210th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 232 surrendered on the season. The Runnin' Rebels defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.0% (409 of 974) and they surrender 37.6 boards per game as a unit. They give up 33.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 130th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (67.4).
For their last game, the Utah State Aggies went home defeated by a final of 85-70 against Nevada. The Aggies recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. Nevada committed 19 fouls for the game which took the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 78.3%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Utah State buried 8 of their 22 tries (36.4%). When all was said and done, the Aggies went 22 for 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.6%. The Aggies allowed Nevada to convert 31 of 56 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.4% for the game. They finished 47.1% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 17 and finished the game at 15 of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). When discussing how they rebounded, Utah State allowed Nevada to snag 29 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Steven Ashworth pitched in for the Aggies in this game. He earned 15 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for this contest. He converted 4 out of 9 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 5 rebounds.
Utah State has a mark of 14-4 on the campaign. The Aggies are responsible for committing 17.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 73.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 17.3 times per game (16th in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 11.9 times per game. Utah State has accounted for 1,462 points for the campaign (81.2 per contest) and they pull in 36.4 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Aggies are hitting on 48.5% from the floor, which is 20th in the nation.
The Utah State defense gives up 36.8% on three-point shots (135 of 367) and their opponents are connecting on 73.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.4 assists and 31.6 rebounds per game, ranking them 166th and 48th in those categories. The Aggies defensively are ranked 234th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 71.0. They are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (146th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah State
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