Fresno State vs. UNLV - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (18-14) vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (22-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 9 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -3-- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs and the UNLV Rebels face off on Thursday in Mountain West Conference college basketball tournament action.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 22-9 this season and they have won their last six games. Fresno State is averaging 74.5 points per game and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Marvelle Harris leads the Bulldogs averaging 20.9 points per game. Torren Jones is averaging 10.5 points and 7.9 rebounds, Karachi Edo is averaging 9.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Cullen Russo is averaging 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. Fresno State is 13-5 in the MWC this season.
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The UNLV Rebels are 18-14 this season and they are coming off of a win over Air Force in an overtime battle on Wednesday to land in this game. UNLV is averaging 76.6 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Patrick McCaw leads the Rebels averaging 13.9 point per game. Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 11.5 points, Stephen Zimmerman is averaging 10.7 points and 9.1 rebounds, and Ike Nwamu is averaging 10.5 points. UNLV is 9-10 in MWC games and 3-1 in neutral site games.
Fresno State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 against the spread following a win. UNLV is 5-0 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two teams.
The total is set at 148 but I see a more deliberate pace and I like the under as my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as at SportsChatExperts.com.