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UNLV vs Southern Prediction Basketball Picks 11-8-23

UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-0) vs Southern Jaguars (0-1)
2023-11-08 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: UNLV Runnin' Rebels -19.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
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The Southern Jaguars and the UNLV Rebels meet in college basketball action from the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday night.

Southern Gets Blown Out By TCU In Opener

The Southern Jaguars come into this one looking to rebound from a 108-75 loss to TCU in their season opener. Brandon Davis led the Jaguars in scoring with 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 6 threes while Taireon Joseph has 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting with a pair of threes. JaRonn Wilkens had 10 points to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Southern in the losing effort. Brentay Noel has a team-high 5 rebounds while Tidjiane Dioumassi had 6 points with a team-high 5 assists and a pair of steals. As a team, Southern shot 44.6% from the field, 41.7% from three and 53.8% from the foul line this season.

UNLV Team Preview

The UNLV Rebels come into the 2023-24 season looking to build on a decent 2022-23 season, finishing the year 19-13 overall including a 7-11 mark in Mountain West conference play. The Rebels took out Air Force in the opening round of the Mountain West tournament before falling to Boise State in the quarterfinals, ending their season. The Rebels will be tasked with replacing a pair of double-digit scorers including leading scorer Elijah Harkless (19.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.4 APG) and Keshon Gilbert (11.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.2 APG). Luckily, UNLV retains Luis Rodriguez (10.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG) while also bringing in Kalib Boone (10.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG) from Oklahoma State, Keylan Boone (13.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG) from Pacific and Jalen Hill (9.7 PPG, 5.8 RPG) from Oklahoma to provide some added depth coming into the season.

Chris’ Pick

I’m going to lean towards Southern here, just because this is a big number for UNLV and Southern’s already had a chance to shake off the rust this season, even in the blowout loss to TCU. UNLV I think has potential to be a really good team and it could and should easily start with this game here, but I think the line’s a bit much. I’ll side with the Jaguars and the points here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Southern +19.5

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Peter Tran

Peter Trans is an acclaimed Expert NBA Handicapper, renowned for his insightful analysis and predictions in the world of professional basketball. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the game, Peter has established himself as a trusted authority among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. His expertise is showcased on SportsChatPlace.com, where he provides in-depth game analyses, betting tips, and forecasts that are both highly informative and remarkably accurate.

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UNLV vs Southern Prediction Basketball Picks 11-8-23

UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-0) vs Southern Jaguars (0-1)
2023-11-08 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: UNLV Runnin' Rebels -19.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
(Get latest betting odds)

The Southern Jaguars and the UNLV Rebels meet in college basketball action from the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday night.

Southern Gets Blown Out By TCU In Opener

The Southern Jaguars come into this one looking to rebound from a 108-75 loss to TCU in their season opener. Brandon Davis led the Jaguars in scoring with 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 6 threes while Taireon Joseph has 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting with a pair of threes. JaRonn Wilkens had 10 points to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Southern in the losing effort. Brentay Noel has a team-high 5 rebounds while Tidjiane Dioumassi had 6 points with a team-high 5 assists and a pair of steals. As a team, Southern shot 44.6% from the field, 41.7% from three and 53.8% from the foul line this season.

UNLV Team Preview

The UNLV Rebels come into the 2023-24 season looking to build on a decent 2022-23 season, finishing the year 19-13 overall including a 7-11 mark in Mountain West conference play. The Rebels took out Air Force in the opening round of the Mountain West tournament before falling to Boise State in the quarterfinals, ending their season. The Rebels will be tasked with replacing a pair of double-digit scorers including leading scorer Elijah Harkless (19.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.4 APG) and Keshon Gilbert (11.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.2 APG). Luckily, UNLV retains Luis Rodriguez (10.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG) while also bringing in Kalib Boone (10.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG) from Oklahoma State, Keylan Boone (13.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG) from Pacific and Jalen Hill (9.7 PPG, 5.8 RPG) from Oklahoma to provide some added depth coming into the season.

Chris’ Pick

I’m going to lean towards Southern here, just because this is a big number for UNLV and Southern’s already had a chance to shake off the rust this season, even in the blowout loss to TCU. UNLV I think has potential to be a really good team and it could and should easily start with this game here, but I think the line’s a bit much. I’ll side with the Jaguars and the points here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Southern +19.5

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Peter Tran

Peter Trans is an acclaimed Expert NBA Handicapper, renowned for his insightful analysis and predictions in the world of professional basketball. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the game, Peter has established himself as a trusted authority among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. His expertise is showcased on SportsChatPlace.com, where he provides in-depth game analyses, betting tips, and forecasts that are both highly informative and remarkably accurate.

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