Wyoming Cowboys (6-13) vs. UNLV Runnin' Rebels (12-7)
January 24, 2023 11:00 pm EDT
The Line: UNLV Runnin' Rebels -7 / Wyoming Cowboys +7 ; Over/Under: 140.5
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The Wyoming Cowboys and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Thomas & Mack Center. Wyoming is 6-13 on the season. The Cowboys beat Colorado State in their last game. As for UNLV, they’re currently 12-7 following a loss to Fresno State on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Wyoming went just 5-9 over their first 14 games this year, beating CO Christian, Nicholls State, Howard, Texas A&M-Commerce and LA Tech in that time. The Cowboys are 1-4 since then with a lone win over Colorado State.
In Saturday’s matchup versus Colorado State, the Cowboys took a 35-21 edge into the break. Wyoming was outscored 36-23 from there and lost 58-57. Tops in scoring was Noah Reynolds with 17 points in 37 minutes.
UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
Over on the UNLV side, they went 11-3 over their first 14 games with losses to only San Francisco, San Jose State and San Diego State. UNLV is 1-4 in their last five outings with a win over New Mexico and four straight losses since.
On Saturday versus Fresno State, the Rebels were down 37-33 going into the second half. UNLV didn’t get any closer on a 39-30 deficit and fell 76-63. Elijah Harkless was the leading team scorer on 15 points and seven boards.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m going to stick with UNLV, albeit hesitantly. The Rebels are struggling against everyone during this four-game losing streak, despite hitting 66 or more points in three of those outings. UNLV has seven losses in their last nine games, but this is a winnable matchup. As for Wyoming, they’re coming off a plucky win over Colorado State but the Cowboys haven’t been playing so well lately either. UNLV is going to need to get out to a lead early in order to cover here, and I think the Rebels can do it.