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Air Force vs UNLV Basketball Picks 2-21-24

UNLV Runnin' Rebels (14-10) vs. Air Force Falcons (8-16)
February 21, 2024 11:00 pm EDT
The Line: Air Force Falcons +5.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The UNLV Rebels will play the Air Force Falcons in a Mountain West game on Wednesday night at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. UNLV has won five of their last six games, while Air Force is on a six game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the UNLV vs Air Force prediction.

UNLV Preview

The UNLV Rebels are 14-10 (7-5) this season after they lost to Nevada by a score of 69-66 in their last game. UNLV led 36-28 at halftime, but they were out scored 41-30 in the second half for the loss. The Rebels shot 41.5% from the field and were -21 in rebounding margin in the game. UNLV had won their previous five games and they are only a couple of games back in the Mountain West standings. The Rebels are scoring 74.6 points per game with 32.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, while allowing 69.8 points against per game this year. Dedan Thomas Jr. is averaging 12.7 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 6.0 assists per game. UNLV is shooting 47% from the field, 70.2% on free throws, and 33% on three pointers this season. UNLV will meet Colorado State after this game.

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Air Force Preview

The Air Force Falcons are 8-16 (1-11) this year after they lost to San Jose State by a score of 73-66 in their last game. Air Force led 34-31 at halftime, but they were out scored 42-32 in the second half in the loss. The Falcons shot 43.5% from the field and were +9 in rebounding margin in the game. Air Force has lost six games in a row and 14 of their last 15, with their only conference win coming against UNLV on the road. The Falcons are scoring 67.9 points per game with 29.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, while allowing 71 points against per game this season. Rytis Petraitis is averaging 15.5 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 3.9 assists per game. Air Force is shooting 45.8% from the field, 67.5% on free throws, and 37.3% on three pointers this year. 

UNLV vs Air Force Betting Prediction

UNLV comes into this game with a 7-5 conference record and they are tied for 6th in the Mountain West, but they are only two games behind first place. The Rebels will be looking for revenge in this game, after Air Force blew them out on their home court earlier this season. The Falcons only have that one conference win so far this season and they have scored 66 points or fewer in four straight games. UNLV is playing very well right now and they are 4-1 in their last five road games. Take UNLV to win this game easily. 

David Racey's Free Pick: UNLV -5.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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