Nevada Wolf Pack vs. UNLV Rebels - 1/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (11-9) at Nevada Wolf Pack (6-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Running Rebels look to string the wins together when they face the Nevada Wolfpack.
The UNLV Rebels are usually found near the top of the Mountain West standings but they have yet to find the groove as they are laboring in the middle of the pack in the Mountain West. The Rebels took a step in the right direction with a 79-77, overtime victory against Utah State on Saturday with a late rally needed to go to the extra session. The Aggies connected at 48% with UNLV responding with 40.6% but put ten extra looks to good use. Rashad Vaughn was a man among boys with 31 points and nine rebounds with Christian Wood and Jordan Cornish netting eleven points each with Wood snagging eight boards.
The Nevada Wolfpack have had offensive issues from day number one with just 62 points and that hasn't changed much. The Wolfpack have dropped four in a row after a 66-62 defeat at Fresno State on Saturday. The Bulldogs hit at just under 39% which was good enough to overcome Nevada's 30% and ten more looks at the basket. Nevada owned a +14 on the backboards but gave the ball away 15 times. Eric Cooper Jr. gave his team a contest high 20 points and five yanks on 5-18 from the from the floor followed by 19 point, seven board performance from Tyron Criswell. AJ West added 12 points and 15 rebounds while Marqueze Coleman chipped in with ten points.
The Runnin' Rebels are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. UNLV are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Mountain West. The Wolf Pack are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss. Nevada are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. UNLV has not done well in this match up lately but are the better team so I'm staying away...