Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. UNLV Rebels - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (4-2) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (2-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Centrum Arena)
The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels look for a road win in college basketball versus the Southern Utah Thunderbirds Wednesday.
The UNLV Rebels were not receiving a ton of hype in the Mountain West so their 4-2 record is satisfying. The Rebels rebounded from a close loss to Texas Christian to defeat Western Kentucky 71-61 as a 3.5 point favorite on Saturday. A 43-31 second half busted open a close game with a 42%-40% shooting advantage and a 13-7 margin on threes being enough to secure the Rebels victory. Tyrell Green poured in a game high 23 points and grabbed seven boards to pace the UNLV attack with Jalen Poyser pumped in 21 points and handed out nine assists while Dwayne Morgan chipped in with eight points and six pulls.
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds lost a lot of talent from a season ago so for a lack of a better word the team is rebuilding. The 2-4 Thunderbirds have beaten a pair of subdivision squads after knocking off Life Pacific 101-56 after opening up a 35 point lead in the first 20 minutes. Life Pacific was totally outclassed with only 30% accuracy which SUU countered with 50.7% marksmanship for 20 more baskets while also sinking eleven more free throws. Jacob Calloway led all scorers with 18 points and 12 rebounds followed by a 17 point effort from Christian Musoko with Ivan Madunic, Randy Onwuasor and Decardo Day giving the Thunderbirds 13 points apiece.
UNLV are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 road games and the under is 11-2 in UNLV last 13 Wednesday games. The under is 8-0 in Southern Utah last 8 vs. Mountain West and Southern Utah are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games while Southern Utah are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Mountain West.
UNLV is a terrible cover team on the road but if they play their game here they should get one here…