Wyoming vs. UNLV - 12/31/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (9-3) at Wyoming Cowboys (11-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wyoming Cowboys and the UNLV Rebels face off on Wednesday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The Wyoming Cowboys are 11-2 this season and have won their last three games since losing at Cal. Wyoming is averaging 63.1 points and they are shooting 49.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 51.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Larry Nanace Jr. leads the Cowboys averaging 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Josh Adams is averaging 9.9 points, Derek Cooke Jr. is averaging 8.6 points, and Charles Hankerson Jr. is averaging 8.2 points. Wyoming is 10-0 at home this season.
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The UNLV Rebels are 9-3 this season and hey have won five of their last six games. UNLV is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents shoot 37.1 percent. Rashad Vaughn is averaging 18.1 points t lead the Rebels. Christian Wood is averaging 14.6 points and 10 rebounds, Patrick McCaw is averaging 7.2 points, and Cody Doolin is averaging 6.8 points. UNLV is 1-1 on the road this season and they have the 14th best shooting percentage against in the nation.
Wyoming is 2-5-1 against the spread against the Mountain West Conference, 1-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games. UNLV is 14-6 against the spread in their last 20 road games, 0-4 against the spread against the MWC, and 2-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
UNLV has played some tough teams a\and I have to believe it serves them well here and they cover at the very least.