UNLV vs. Nevada - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (16-9) at UNLV Rebels (15-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and the Nevada Wolf Pack face off on Saturday in a Mountain West Conference college basketball rivalry game.
The UNLV Rebels are 15-12 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Air Force that ended a two game winning streak. UNLV is averaging 75.4 points per game and they are shooting 43.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Patrick McCaw leads the Rebels averaging 13.9 points per game. Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 10.6 points and 9.0 rebounds, Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 10.5 points, and Ike Nwamu is averaging 10.1 points. UNLV is 10-3 at home and 6-8 in the MWC.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-9 this season and they have won their last three games in a row. Nevada is averaging 72.3 points per game and they are shooting 40.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Marqueze Coleman leads the Wolf Pack averaging 16.7 points per game. D.J. Fenner is averaging 13.1 points, Cameron Oliver is averaging 11.3 points and 8.1 rebounds, and Tyron Criswell is averaging 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Nevada is 5-7 on the road and 8-5 in Mountain West Conference play.
UNLV is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage over .600, and 2-5 against the spread following a loss. Nevada is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. Nevada has covered the point spread in seven of their last 10 games against UNLV.
We are looking at a deliberate pace so I look for this one to stay under the total.