Nevada vs. UNLV - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (12-7) at Nevada Wolf Pack (11-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack +4.5 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack and the UNLV Rebels face off on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 11-7 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Nevada is averaging 73.6 points per game and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Marqueze Coleman leads the Wolf Pack averaging 17.4 points per game. D.J. Fenner is averaging 12.7 points, Tyron Criswell is averaging 11 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Cameron Oliver is averaging 11 points and 7.1 rebounds. Nevada is 6-1 at home and 3-3 in the Mountain West.
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The UNLV Rebels are 12-7 this season and they have won their last three games. UNLV is averaging 74.8 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Patrick McCaw leads the Rebels averaging 12.5 points per game. Derrick Jones 10.3 points, Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 10.2 points and 9.2 rebounds, and Jerome Seagears is averaging 9.9 points. UNLV is 2-4 on the road and 3-3 in Mountain West play.
Nevada is 7-19 against the spread in their last 26 home games, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, and 2-8 against the spread against the Mountain West. UNLV is 13-4 against the spread in their last 17 road games, 14-5 against the spread against the Mountain West, and 22-9 against the spread in their last 31 games. The road team has covered the spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
This looks to be a lot of points for an in state rivalry so I will take the points.