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UNLV Rebels vs. Cal State-Fullerton Titans - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cal State-Fullerton Titans (2-1) at UNLV Rebels (1-1)

College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

The Line: UNLV Rebels -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MWN

We’ve got a fun college basketball matchup coming on Saturday from Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas as the Cal State Fullerton Titans visit the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. 

Cal State Fullerton enters play here with a 2-1 record on the season. The Titans destroyed Cal Tech 77-28 in their opener, then eked out a 2OT win over Portland State 106-100 on Sunday. Cal State Fullerton then proceeded to drop their most recent game on Thursday 104-88 against Washington. 

UNLV Rebels vs. Cal State-Fullerton Titans - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Leading the way in scoring so far for the Titans is Tre Coggins, with 27.0 PPG and 5.5 RPG. Kyle Allman and Jackson Rowe each have 17.0 PPG in two games for Cal State Fullerton, with Alman holding 4.5 APG and Rowe with 5.5 RPG. Lionheart Leslie is also averaging in double figures for the Titans with 12.0 PPG. 

As for UNLV, they’re sitting on a 1-1 record so far following a 76-68 dud against South Alabama in the opener and a 74-62 win over UC Riverside on Wednesday. In that one, UNLV was up 37-26 at the half, but gave the lead away with under eight minutes to go before clawing back late. 

The Rebels only have two players averaging in double figures so far, with Jalen Poser holding 18.5 PPG and 6.5 RPG, and Christian Jones on 16.5 PPG with 9.0 RPG. Kris Cleburne has been solid so far for UNLV with 8.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 3.0 APG in two games. 

Cal State Fullerton is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus Mountain West, and 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games. Cal State Fullerton is also 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall, and 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 road games. 

Meanwhile, UNLV is 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games, and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games versus a team with a winning straight-up record. UNLV is also 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall, and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up win. 

UNLV has put up a couple of mediocre performances to start the season, and if they’re going to be relying on Poser and Jones for their only sources of scoring they’re in for a long year. Cal State Fullerton, on the other hand, seems to have their identity figured out a little better, and is getting contributions from across the board. I like the Titans to cover this one.

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Cal State Fullerton Titans +7

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