UNLV vs. Wyoming - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wyoming Cowboys (13-16) at UNLV Rebels (16-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and the Wyoming Cowboys face off on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The UNLV Rebels are 16-13 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. UNLV is averaging 76.1 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Patrick McCaw leads the Rebels averaging 14 points per game. Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 11.1 points, Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 10.6 points and 9.0 rebounds, and Ike Nwamu is averaging 10.3 points. UNLV is 11-3 at home and 7-9 in the MWC.
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The Wyoming Cowboys are 13-16 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Wyoming is averaging 69.8 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Josh Adams leads the Cowboys averaging 24 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Josh McManamen is averaging 13.9 points, Alan Herndon is averaging 7.6 points, and Alexander Aka Gorski is averaging 5.9 points. Wyoming is 4-7 on the road and 6-10 in the MWC.
UNLV is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 10-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Wyoming is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games and 8-3-1 against the spread following a loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
The line for this one looks to be just a little too high so while I see UNLV winning the game I like Wyoming to cover with the points.