Arizona Wildcats vs. UNLV Rebels - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (8-2) at Arizona Wildcats (10-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 9:30 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-1 and are coming off of a win against Northern Arizona by a score of 92-37. Arizona out scored their opponent by 39 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Ryan Anderson had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Arizona. Mark Tollefsen added 19 points and 8 rebounds for the Wildcats. Arizona out rebounded their opponent by a total of 49-25 and had 17 assists in their victory. Arizona is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 60.4 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 41.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.8 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game, while Gabe York is averaging 13.4 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for Arizona. Arizona is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 30.9% on three-pointers, and 47.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The UNLV Rebels are 8-3 and are coming off of a loss against Arizona State by a score of 66-56. UNLV only scored 19 points in the second half, after leading by 12 points at halftime. Stephen Zimmerman Jr. had 9 points and 7 rebounds for UNLV. Ike Nwamu added 9 points and 3 assists for the Rebels. UNLV was out rebounded by a total of 43-30 and had 14 assists in their defeat. UNLV is averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 65 points per game. UNLV is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Patrick McCaw is averaging 15.8 points per game and 3.7 assists per game, while Jerome Seagears is averaging 10.8 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for UNLV. UNLV is shooting 65.2% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
UNLV is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The under is 4-0 in UNLV’s last 4 games. Arizona is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Arizona is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games against the Mountain West. The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
This has the potential to be a very good game between these two good teams. Arizona has been very strong to start the season and is playing great defense thus far. UNLV also started the season strong, but really looked bad in the second half of their last game. With this game being at Arizona, I have to pick them to get the victory here.