Colorado State Rams at UNLV Runnin Rebels
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Thomas & Mack Center)
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The Colorado State Rams and the UNLV Rebels meet in SEC college basketball action from the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday night.
The Colorado State Rams will try to make up some ground in the Mountain West conference race for 2nd after picking up a 77-70 win over Wyoming last time out. Isaiah Stevens leads Colorado State in scoring and assists with 13.6 points and a team-high 4.6 assists per game while Nico Carvacho is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 12.5 points and 11 rebounds per game this season. David Roddy is contributing 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while Adam Thistlewood is averaging 11 points per game this season. As a team, Colorado State is averaging 78.4 points per game on 47.2% shooting from the field, 36.7% from behind the arc and 67.6% from the foul line while allowing 71.7 points on 44.5% shooting from the field and 33.9% from behind the arc this season. Colorado State is 5-4 straight up and 5-4 against the spread on the road this season.
The UNLV Rebels will try to join the fray near the top of the Mountain West after improving to 8-6 in conference play after a 78-73 win over New Mexico last time out. Bryce Hamilton leads UNLV in scoring with 15.3 points per game while Amauri Hardy is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 14.1 points and 3.1 assists per game. Donnie Tillman is averaging 10.1 points per game while Cheikh Mbacke Diong leads the Rebels in rebounding with 8.2 rebounds per game this season. As a team, UNLV is averaging 71.6 points per game on 42.7% shooting from the field, 31.2% from behind the arc and 70.6% from the foul line while allowing opponents to average 71.1 points on 43% shooting from the field and 34.2% from 3-point range this season.
UNLV is 10-6 straight up and 9-7 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This game could genuinely go either way and the line reflects that, so laying a point with UNLV at home doesn’t sound half bad. However, Colorado State has been playing some of the best basketball in the conference over the last month or so, and outside of a couple of hiccups against Utah State, the Rams have been pretty good against the rest of their opposition since the new year. I’ll take the point with Colorado State on the road as I just like the Rams a little bit more here.