UNLV vs. Wyoming - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wyoming Cowboys (21-7) at UNLV Rebels (15-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and the Wyoming Cowboys face off on Saturday at the Thomas and Mack Center in Mountain West Conference college basketball.
The UNLV Rebels are 15-13 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. UNLV is averaging 68.6 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents shoot 39.7 percent. Rashad Vaughn leads the Rebels averaging 17.8 points per game. Christian Wood is averaging 15.4 points and 9.8 rebounds, Patrick McCaw is averaging 9.7 points, and Jelan Kendrick is averaging 6.4 points. UNLV is 11-3 at home and 6-9 in MWC play.
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The Wyoming Cowboys are 21-7 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Wyoming is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Larry Nance Jr. leads the Cowboys averaging 16 point and 7.2 rebounds per game. Josh Adams is averaging 12.3 points, Riley Grabau is averaging 8.8 points, and Derek Cooke Jr. is averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Wyoming is 5-5 on the road and 10-5 in the MWC.
UNLV is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 6-14 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Wyoming is 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-5 against the spread following a loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two.
Wyoming has a solid chance to win this outright and the points here are just a bonus.