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UNLV vs Washington State 12/10/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington State Cougars (4-4) vs. UNLV Runnin' Rebels (9-0)
December 10, 2022 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: UNLV Runnin' Rebels -1.5 / Washington State Cougars +1.5; Over/Under: +134.5
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The UNLV Rebels and the Washington State Cougars meet in college basketball action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

The UNLV Rebels will try to remain unbeaten after a 77-62 win over Hawaii in their last game. Keshon Gilbert leads the Rebels in scoring and assists with 14.4 PPG along with 3.8 APG and 2.6 RPG while EJ Harkless has 14.0 PPG with 4.1 RPG and 2.9 APG. Luis Rodriguez has 12.5 PPG with 5.9 RPG to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for UNLV so far this season while David Muoka has a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead the Rebels on the glass this season. As a team, UNLV is averaging 79.7 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 36.7% from three and 69.5% from the foul line this season.

The Washington State Cougars will try to build on a 68-47 win over Northern Kentucky in their last game. TJ Bamba leads the Cougars in scoring with 16.2 PPG along with 4.5 RPG while Mouhamed Gueye has 14.3 PPG with a team-high 7.6 RPG to lead the Cougars on the glass this season. Jabe Mullins has 14.2 PPG with 3.4 RPG while Justin Powell has 11.5 PPG with 4.8 RPG and a team-high 4.4 APG to lead the Cougars in assists while also rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Washington State so far this season. DJ Rodman also has 5.9 RPG as well for the Cougars this season. As a team, Washington State is averaging 71.8 PPG on 44.9% shooting from the field, 36.8% from three and 71.9% from the foul line this season.

UNLV is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Washington State is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games following an ATS win.

I get the reasoning for backing Washington State here as the Cougars are still solid and have played some tough opposition. However, the Rebels have as well and this is pretty much a home game for UNLV as well. I’ve really been impressed with UNLV to this point and I think they could use this game as a take-off point for some solid play entering conference play in a few weeks. Give me UNLV here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: UNLV -1.5

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