UNLV Rebels vs. Utah State Aggies - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (11-7) at UNLV Rebels (10-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies visit the Thomas & Mack Center to take the hardwood with the UNLV Rebels.
At this point in the season it appears the Utah State Aggies have plenty of defense to crack the top four in the Mountain West but is their offense going to put up enough points. The Aggies outscore opposing teams 66-62 and had plenty of everything in Tuesday's 70-64 victory at Nevada where a 29-18 lead at the break continued to grow in the final 20 minutes. The Wolfpack were limited to 35% accuacy and an 2-18 effort from long range. USU responded with almost 46% marksmanship including 7-15 on threes. Jalen Moore was the game's high scorer on 9-15 from the floor including a 4-4 effort from distance. David Collett and Chris Smith added ten points each while combining for 12 boards. Darius Perkins and JoJo McGlaston combined for 17 points to round out the top scorers.
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For those of us who are long time college basketball fans, we are accustomed to seeing UNLV at the top of the conference standings and high up in the national rankings. Right now the Rebels are trying to halt a three game slide that has them staring at 1-5 in the Mountain West. UNLV is coming off of a 71-69 defeat at the hands of vising New Mexico where both teams sank shots in the 47%-48% range. UNM musterer 13 more shots and seven more makes to negate the Rebels 18-8 advantage at the charity stripe. Christian Wood carried the offense with 20 points and nine rebounds on 6-10 from the field followed by the duo of Patrick McCaw and Rashad Vaughn with 13 points apiece and a combined nine pulls. Jordan Cornish netted nine points but only six players scored overall.
The Aggies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Mountain West and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Runnin' Rebels are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Mountain West. UNLV are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. I'm thinking there is not a world of difference here and while I believe the Rebels win, the points seem to be too much...