UCLA Bruins vs. UNLV Rebels - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (3-0) at UCLA Bruins (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels will play the UCLA Bruins in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday.
The UCLA Bruins are 2-1 and are coming off of a win against Pepperdine by a score of 81-67. UCLA jumped out to a 14-point lead at halftime and coasted to an easy victory in the second half. Bryce Alford led UCLA with 19 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds in the game. Tony Parker had 15 points and 15 rebounds for UCLA. UCLA out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-35 and had 17 assists in the victory. UCLA is averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 78 points per game. UCLA is also averaging 48.3 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game. Bryce Alford is the leading scorer this season for UCLA with 19.7 points per game and 6 assists per game. Tony Parker is averaging 16.7 points per game and 16 rebounds per game. UCLA is shooting 68.3% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The UNLV Rebels are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against Southern Utah by a score of 84-64. UNLV ended the first half on a 23-10 run that separated them from the opponent and led to the victory. Patrick McCaw led UNLV with 24 points in the victory. Stephen Zimmerman Jr. led UNLV in rebounding with 10 rebounds, while also scoring 11 points. UNLV out rebounded their opponent by a total of 41-34 and had 18 assists in the win. UNLV is averaging 88.3 points per game while giving up 68 points per game. UNLV is also averaging 45.3 rebounds per game and 19.3 rebounds per game. Patrick McCaw is averaging 16.7 points per game and 3.7 assists per game for UNLV. Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 12.7 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game for UNLV. UNLV is shooting 65.2% on free throws, 34.4% on three-pointers, and 49.2% on all field goal attempts.
UNLV is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. UNLV is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Pac-12. The over is 10-4 in UNLV’s last 14 non-conference games. UCLA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. UCLA is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 non-conference games. The over is 6-0 in UCLA’s last 6 games against the Mountain West.
UNLV has looked very solid to open up this season and I expect them to come out and play UCLA very tough. UCLA is very dependent on their top two leading scorers, so if one of them has an off night, it will be tough for UCLA to win. I think UCLA will be just a little too much for UNLV to handle in this one.