The Florida State Seminoles and UNLV Runnin Rebels face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at the Ocean Center.
UNLV Has Looked Good Last Two Games
After losing to Southern three games ago, UNLV has looked good the last couple of games. Two games ago against Stetson, they beat Stetson 71-55 and in the last game against UNLV they were able to secure an 82-66 victory. Dedan Thomas Jr had a strong game, putting up 17 points, five assists, and two rebounds. There were five different players for the Rebels that put up at least 10 points. UNLV on the season is averaging 74.7 points, while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. In this game if UNLV wants to win this game they are going to need the defense to step up.
How Does Florida State Bounce Back?
Florida State might not be very good this season, especially if the last game was any indication. The Seminoles gave up 89 points to Florida, and they lost in blowout fashion. At halftime, they were down 52-22 and they need to get out to a faster start here. Florida State on the season is averaging 85.3 points while their defense is giving up 74.3 points per game. The offense is the real strength of this team, and in this game they are going to need to get out to a fast start, something they couldn’t do in the last game.
Shane’s Free Pick
The pace of this game is going to be quick and there is going to be a lack of defense by both teams. Florida State is averaging 85.3 points per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. UNLV is averaging 79.7 points per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score against Florida State. This game is going to be a shootout. Back the over to cash here.