UNLV Rebels vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 12/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (6-3) at UNLV Rebels (8-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to play the UNLV Rebels in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The UNLV Rebels are 8-2 and are coming off of a win against UC Riverside by a score of 73-62. UNLV jumped out to an early 14-point halftime lead and was able to hang on for the win. Patrick McCaw had 17 points and 8 rebounds for UNLV. Ben Carter added 15 points and 6 rebounds for the Rebels. UNVL was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 46-35 and had 11 assists in their victory. UNLV is averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 64.9 points per game. UNLV is also averaging 39.5 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Patrick McCaw is averaging 16.9 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game, while Derrick Jones Jr. has 10.8 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for UNLV. UNLV is shooting 64.7% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 6-3 and are coming off of a loss to Kentucky by a score of 72-58. Arizona State only trailed by 1 point at halftime, but Kentucky out scored them by 13 points in the second half to pull away. Tra Holder had 15 points and 4 rebounds for Arizona State. Kodi Justice added 12 points and 3 assists for the Sun Devils. Arizona State tied their opponent in rebounding with 36 rebounds and they had 6 assists in their defeat. Arizona State is averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 68.7 points per game. Arizona State is also averaging 41.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Savon Goodman is averaging 12.4 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game, while Tra Holder is averaging 12.4 points per game and 3.2 assists per game. Arizona State is shooting 69.8% on free throws, 29.3% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
Arizona State is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 Wednesday games. Arizona State is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games against the Mountain West. The over is 4-0 in Arizona State’s last 4 games against the Mountain West. UNLV is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. UNLV is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 7-1 in UNLV’s last 8 games overall.
UNLV has started this season very strong and they have found success on the defensive end. Arizona State has also started the season playing well and looked good against Kentucky. These two teams look pretty evenly matched when looking at the stats but UNLV is the slightly better shooting team. I like UNLV at home in this game.