UNLV vs. Boise State - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (18-7) at UNLV Rebels (14-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Boise State Broncos and UNLV Rebels meet Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Boise State Broncos have won eight of their last nine games and are chasing a MWC crown. On the season, Boise State is averaging 70.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 20 points and 2.9 assists while James Webb III is averaging 11 points and 7.4 rebounds. Nick Duncan is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Mikey Thompson is dishing 1.8 assists. The Boise State Broncos have four players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 73.5 percent from the line and 41 percent from downtown. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The UNLV Rebels hope to keep things rolling with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, UNLV is averaging 67.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.8 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 15.6 points and 10 rebounds while Patrick McCaw is averaging 9.2 points and 2.9 assists. Cody Doolin is dishing 3.9 assists and Goodluck Okonoboh is grabbing five rebounds. The UNLV Rebels have six active players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 36.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, UNLV is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last eight games.
The Broncos are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Runnin' Rebels are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Even without Rashad Vaughn, it's very tough to beat UNLV on its home court. In a toss up game, I have to give the edge to the home team.