The Colorado State Rams and UNLV Rebels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Colorado State Rams look to get above a .500 record. The UNLV Rebels look for their 13th win.
The Colorado State Rams are averaging 75.3 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Rivera is averaging 18 points and 2.4 rebounds, while John Tonje is averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds. Patrick Cartier is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stevens is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Colorado State Rams are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado State Rams are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game.
The UNLV Rebels are averaging 77.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting. EJ Harkless is averaging 15.8 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Keshon Gilbert is averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 assists. Luis Rodriguez is the third double-digit scorer and Jackie Johnson III is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The UNLV Rebels are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The UNLV Rebels are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rebels are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in Rams last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Rebels last 4 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Colorado State Rams aren't covering numbers, and they don't fair well in the underdog role, where they lose by an average of 13.2 points. The UNLV Rebels play their best ball at home, and they have a clear edge on the defensive side. UNLV wins at home by an average of 11.9 points. I'll lay the buckets.