UNLV vs Boise State 1/11/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Boise State Broncos and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Thomas & Mack Center. Boise State comes into this matchup at 12-4 overall. The Broncos beat Utah State in their last game. As for UNLV, they’re 12-3 on the season following a win over New Mexico. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Boise State managed a solid 8-2 run over their first 10 games this year, losing to only South Dakota State and Charlotte. The Broncos are 4-2 since then with wins over New Orleans, Oakland, San Jose State and Utah State. 

In the Utah State game on Saturday, the Broncos managed a 15-point lead by halftime. Boise State hit a 37-29 run in the second for an 82-59 blowout win. Tyson Degenhart led the way, doubling up on 19 points and 10 rebounds. 

Over on the UNLV side, they hit a perfect 10-0 run to kick off the year before a loss to San Francisco. The Rebels are 2-2 since then, losing to San Jose State and San Diego State with wins otherwise over Southern Miss and New Mexico. 

On Saturday matched up against New Mexico, the Rebels were down 43-38 by the break. UNLV posted a 46-34 edge in the second and won it 84-77. Elijah Harkless was the leading team scorer on 25 points with six rebounds. 

PICK: I’ll probably take a stab on UNLV. This is bound to be a great matchup though, and you could make a case either way. The Rebels are just 2-3 in their last five games, however one of those losses was to a ranked San Diego State team and the other pair were lost by only five combined points. UNLV should be in the mix here, regardless of the score. As for Boise State, they’ve been a little shaky over the last four games but they can play with just about anyone when the team is on point. This should be a fun game to watch, and I like UNLV to eke out the cover/win. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:UNLV Runnin' Rebels -1