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UNLV Runnin' Rebels (7-7) vs. Boise State Broncos (12-4)
January 16, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boise State Broncos -6; Over/Under: 141
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The UNLV Rebels and Boise State Broncos face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at ExtraMile Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free UNLV vs Boise State prediction.

How Can UNLV Bounce Back?

UNLV faced off against Utah State in the last game and at halftime it looked like they were going to win. At halftime, UNLV was up 47-40 and it looked like they were going to secure the victory. In the second half though the defense gave up 47 points and they ended up losing by eight points. Luis Rodriguez had a strong game putting up 23 points and nine rebounds. UNLV on the season is averaging 77.3 points while their defense is giving up 69.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 110th and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. Kalib Boone has been the top player averaging 13.7 points while shooting 64.1 percent from the field. 

Boise State Defense Has Been Good

The Boise State defense has been strong heading into this game and they are going to look to continue that success here. Boise State two games ago against Colorado State they were able to secure the 65-58 victory and in the last game against Nevada they won 64-56. Tyson Degenhart was the top player putting up 20 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.  Boise State is averaging 74.6 points while their defense is giving up 64.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 37th in college basketball and the defense is going to need to be good here. Tyson Degenhart is averaging 15.5 points while shooting 49.7 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

UNLV vs Boise State Betting Prediction

UNLV really should have won the last game against Utah State and blowing that game is going to be on their mind here. Boise State is giving up only 64,8 points per game and their defense is going to step up in a big way here. Boise State’s offense is going to run up the score against UNLV and that is going to be the difference as Boise State is going to get the job done here. Back Boise State against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Boise State -6

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