UNLV vs. UC Riverside - 11/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Riverside Highlanders (1-1) at UNLV Rebels (0-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Campus Insiders
The UC Riverside Highlanders and UNLV Rebels meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The UC Riverside Highlanders look for a statement road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The UC Riverside Highlanders are averaging 55 points on 31.3 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Malik Thames is averaging 14.5 points and three assists while Secean Johnson is averaging 12 points and seven rebounds. Chance Murray is dishing four assists and Alex Larsson is grabbing eight rebounds. The UC Riverside Highlanders are shooting 18.5 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free throw line. The UC Riverside Highlanders are allowing 42.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The UC Riverside Highlanders have lost three straight road games.
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The UNLV Rebels look for a bounce back performance after losing to South Alabama on Friday. The UNLV Rebels are averaging 68 points on 36.8 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Christian Jones is averaging 20 points and 13 rebounds while Jalen Poyser is averaging 17 points and six rebounds. Kris Clyburn is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrell Green is grabbing four rebounds. The UNLV Rebels are shooting 13.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The UNLV Rebels are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The UNLV Rebels have won five of their last seven home games.
The Highlanders are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Runnin' Rebels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Runnin' Rebels last 5 overall and the under is 4-0 in Highlanders last 4 non-conference games.
UNLV showed great offensive depth in its loss and is usually tough to beat on its home court. UC Riverside has to show me more, as a loss to Portland and a victory over Bristol University don't tell me much. At home, the UNLV Rebels should be able to win this game by double digits.