Boise State Broncos vs. UNLV Rebels - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (16-12) at Boise State Broncos (17-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Taco Bell Arena)
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The UNLV Rebels will travel to play the Boise State Broncos in a Mountain West game on Tuesday.
The Boise State Broncos are 17-10 (8-6) and are coming off of a loss to New Mexico by a score of 80-78. Boise State has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 4th in the Mountain West standings. Boise State is averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 70.4 points per game. Boise State is also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. James Webb III is averaging 16 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for Boise State. Anthony Drmic is averaging 13 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Boise State is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The UNLV Rebels are 16-12 (7-8) and are coming off of a win against Nevada by a score of 102-91. UNLV has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 6th in the Mountain West standings. UNLV defeated Boise State by a score of 87-77 in these two teams first meeting of the season. UNLV is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 70.8 points per game. UNLV is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Patrick McCaw is averaging 14.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for UNLV. Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 10.6 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Rebels. UNLV is shooting 67.3% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
UNLV is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. UNLV is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The over is 5-1 in UNLV’s last 6 games. Boise State is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games. Boise State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The over is 7-2 in Boise State’s last 9 games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
These two teams are very similar in points scored and points against, but Boise State will have the home court advantage. UNLV beat Boise State by 10 points in their first meeting, but I like Boise State to tie up the season series here. Boise State should be able to take advantage of the Rebels leading rebounder, Stephen Zimmerman Jr., being out for this game. I like Boise State in this game.