UNLV vs. South Dakota - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (7-5) at UNLV Rebels (8-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and the South Dakota Coyotes face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The UNLV Rebels are 8-4 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. UNLV is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Patrick McCaw leads the Rebels averaging 15.2 points per game. Jerome Seagears is averaging 10.4 points, Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 10.2 points, and Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 9.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. UNLV is looking to get it turned around before they start MWC play.
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The South Dakota Coyotes are 7-5 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. South Dakota is averaging 77.9 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Tre Burnette leads the Coyotes averaging 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Casey Kasperbauer is averaging 12.8 points, Shy McClelland is averaging 11.6 points, and Eric Robertson is averaging 10.2 points. South Dakota has played their last two games on the road.
UNLV is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 18-6 against the spread in their last 24 games. South Dakota is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 6-2-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-4 against the spread against the MWC.
UNLV is without Zimmerman and while I see them getting a win I don’t see them covering.