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Nevada vs UNLV Basketball Picks 3-9-24

UNLV Runnin' Rebels (19-10) vs. Nevada Wolf Pack (25-6)
March 9, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -6.5; Over/Under: +137.5
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The UNLV Rebels will play the Nevada Wolf Pack in a Mountain West game on Saturday night at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Let’s take a look at the UNLV preview, Nevada preview, betting matchup, and the UNLV vs Nevada prediction.

UNLV Preview

The UNLV Rebels are 19-10 (12-5) this season after they defeated San Diego State by a score of 62-58 in their last game. UNLV led 33-28 at halftime and was able to get the win, despite only scoring 29 points in the second half. The Rebels shot 40% from the field and were +6 in rebounding margin in the game. UNLV has won five games in a row and 10 of their last 11. The Rebels are scoring 73.6 points per game with 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, while giving up 67.4 points against per game this year. Dedan Thomas Jr. is averaging 13.2 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 5.3 assists per game. UNLV is shooting 46.2% from the field, 71.9% on free throws, and 33.4% on three pointers this season. 

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Nevada Preview

The Nevada Wolf Pack are 25-6 (12-5) this year after they defeated Boise State by a score of 76-66 in their last game. Nevada led 35-29 at the half and scored 41 second half points to pull away with the win. The Wolf Pack shot 46.9% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the game. Nevada has won six games in a row and nine of their last ten. The Wolf Pack are scoring 76.4 points per game with 34.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, while allowing 66.5 points against per game this season. Jarod Lucas is averaging 17.5 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Nevada is shooting 47.4% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers this year. 

UNLV vs Nevada Betting Prediction

Both of these teams come into this matchup with a 12-5 conference record and they are tied for second in the Mountain West standings, just one game behind Utah State. Both of these teams have been red hot recently, so this should be a great game to watch. Nevada will have the home court advantage and they are coming off of a great road victory against Boise State. The Wolf Pack did win the first meeting with UNLV by a score of 69-66 and I like them in this matchup. Take Nevada at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Nevada -6.5

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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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