UNLV vs. Arizona - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (12-0) at UNLV Rebels (7-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels +12.5 -- Over/Under: 129 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The UNLV Rebels and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Tuesday at the Thomas and Mack Center in college basketball action.
The UNLV Rebels are 7-3 this season and are coming off of a loss that ended a three game winning streak. UNLV is averaging 62.4 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Rashad Vaughn leads the Rebels averaging 17.3 points per game. Christian Wood is averaging 12.9 points and 9.6 rebounds, Cody Doollin is averaging 7.6 points, and Patrick McCaw is averaging 7.0 points. UNLV is 5-0 at home this season.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 12-0 this season and they are ranked third in the nation. Arizona is averaging 77.1 points and they are shooting 50.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson is averaging 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Arizona is the seventh best shooting team in the nation.
UNLV is 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 games, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 0-7 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. Arizona is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 1-9 against the spread against the Mountain West, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total is on the low side but look for a deliberate pace and for this one to stay under the number.