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UNLV Rebels vs. Air Force Falcons Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/4/14

Air Force Falcons (7-5) at UNLV Rebels (10-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

The Line: UNLV Rebels -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Cox 96

The UNLV Rebels and the Air Force Falcons face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The UNLV Rebels are playing their best basketball of the season as they head into their second Mountain West Conference game of the season. UNLV has won their last seven games and they are 6-3 at home this season. Bryce Dejean-Jones is averaging 13.4 points to lead the Rebels in scoring. Roscoe Smith is averaging 13.1 points and 13.1 rebounds, Khem Birch is averaging 11.9 points and 9.9 rebounds, and Kevin Olekaibe is averaging 10.8 points. UNLV is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. UNLV is getting it done on the offensive boards and that has been a big contributor to their success.

UNLV Rebels vs. Air Force Falcons Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/4/14

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The Air Force Falcons got a win in their MWC opener but now they go on the road for their next two games. Air Force is 0-2 on the road so far this season and 1-3 against teams with a RPI better than 100. Tre’ Coggins leads the Falcons averaging 16.4 points per game. Max Yon is averaging 13.6 points, Marek Olesinski is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Justin Hammonds is averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Air Force is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Air Force has won four of their last five games.

UNLV is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 7-0 against the spread following a win, and 9-1-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. Air Force is 3-7 against the spread in their alst 10 road games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. Air Force has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.

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