Boise State vs. UNLV - 1/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (10-6) at Boise State Broncos (10-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Taco Bell Arena)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and Boise State Broncos square off Tuesday night at the Taco Bell Arena.
The UNLV Rebels have split their last eight games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, UNLV is averaging 68.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Rashad Vaughn is averaging 17.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while Christian Wood is averaging 14.9 points and 10 rebounds. Cody Doolin is dishing 4.8 assists and Patrick McCaw is shooting 36.4 percent from the field. The UNLV Rebels are a defensive minded team that’s allowing 30.9 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 64 or less points in four of their last seven games. Offensively, UNLV is shooting 64.6 percent from the free throw line and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. UNLV is 0-3 SU this season on the road.
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The Boise State Broncos look to snap a four-game skid and pick up their first conference win. On the season, Boise State is averaging 70.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62.9 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 17.1 points and 3.1 assists while Mikey Thompson is averaging 9.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. James Webb III is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Nick Duncan is shooting 36.1 percent from the field. The Boise State Broncos have tried to rely more on their defense that’s holding teams to 32.7 percent from downtown and has allowed 65 or less points in seven of their last nine games. Offensively, Boise State is shooting 72.4 percent from the free throw line and 38.4 percent from beyond the arc. Boise State is 5-1 SU on its home court thi season.
The Runnin' Rebels are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Mountain West. The Broncos are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
UNLV has yet to win on the road and Boise State is just playing some bad basketball lately. Something has to give. I'm going with Boise State and the reasonable chalk just because they're at home.