UNLV Rebels vs. Air Force Falcons - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (10-7) at UNLV Rebels (10-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons will travel to play the UNLV Rebels in a Mountain West Conference game on Saturday.
The UNLV Rebels are 10-7 (1-3) and are coming off of a win against New Mexico by a score of 86-74. UNLV has lost 3 of their last 4 games, and has not started conference play very strong. After starting the season 7-1, UNLV has hit a bump in the road. UNLV is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 66.6 points per game. UNLV is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Patrick McCaw is averaging 13.3 points per game and 3.9 assists per game for UNLV. Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 9.9 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game for the Rebels. UNLV is shooting 66.7% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Air Force Falcons are 10-7 (1-3) and are coming off of a loss to Utah State by a score of 79-60. Air Force is on a 3 game losing streak, after winning their previous 4 games. Air Force’s conference win came against San Jose St. by 7 points. Air Force is averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 70.1 points per game. Air Force is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Hayden Graham is averaging 14.5 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for Air Force. Trevor Lyons is averaging 14.3 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Falcons. Air Force is shooting 67.3% on free throws, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
Air Force is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Air Force is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Air Force’s last 5 road games. UNLV is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 conference games. UNLV is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 9-2 in UNLV’s last 11 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
UNLV is the better team in this matchup, however they are slumping lately. Air Force struggles to score consistently and I think UNLV will be able to get back on track during this game. I am picking UNLV.