Wyoming vs. UNLV - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (9-6) at Wyoming Cowboys (8-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The UNLV Rebels and Wyoming Cowboys square off Saturday afternoon at the Arena-Auditorium.
The UNLV Rebels look for consistency after losing four of their last five games. The UNLV Rebels are averaging 76.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Patrick McCaw is averaging 13.3 points and 4.2 assists while Jerome Seagears is averaging 9.9 points and three rebounds. Ben Carter is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Jordan Cornish is dishing 1.6 assists. The UNLV Rebels are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. UNLV is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The UNLV Rebels have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Wyoming Cowboys also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 72.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Josh Adams is averaging 24.6 points and 3.9 assists while Jason McManamen is averaging 12.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Alan Herndon is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Trey Washington III is dishing 1.4 assists. The Wyoming Cowboys are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. Wyoming is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Wyoming Cowboys have won 11 of their last 14 home games.
The Runnin' Rebels are 27-11 ATS in their last 38 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
UNLV is in a bit of slump and going on the road to play a solid defensive team may not help bring things to a close. I give the Cowboys a shot to win this outright, which is why I'm taking the points.