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UNLV vs. Nevada - 1/29/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nevada at UNLV
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Thomas & Mack Center
Paradise, Nevada
The Line
The Line: UNLV +10 -- Over/Under: 148.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Nevada Wolf Pack and UNLV Rebels meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Nevada Wolf Pack look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 80.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 40 percent shooting. Jordan Caroline is averaging 18.7 points and 1.8 assists while Caleb Martin is averaging 18.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jazz Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Martin is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Nevada Wolf Pack are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nevada Wolf Pack are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won five of their last six road games.

The UNLV Rebels look for a statement win after winning five of their last seven games. The UNLV Rebels are averaging 75.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kris Clyburn is averaging 13.1 points and 1.1 assists while Joel Ntambwe is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Amauri Hardy is the third double-digit scorer and Noah Robotham is dishing 4.6 assists. The UNLV Rebels are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The UNLV Rebels are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The UNLV Rebels have won their last four home games.

The Wolf Pack are 35-17-3 ATS in their last 55 games following a ATS win. The Runnin' Rebels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 12-35-4 ATS in their last 51 vs. Mountain West. The Wolf Pack are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in UNLV and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Runnin' Rebels last 5 overall. The under is 10-4 in Wolf Pack last 14 overall.

The UNLV Rebels have turned their season around with wins in five of their last seven, and they're 5-1 ATS this season as an underdog. UNLV is also winning bay an average of 10 points at home this season while allowing just 40.4 percent shooting from the field. The problem is UNLV hasn't played a team like the Nevada Wolf Pack during this stretch, a team winning by an average of 21 points in their last five games and hasn't had trouble winning on the road. This is a big test for UNLV to prove it's a respectable team out west. I'll back Nevada and the reasonable number.

Pick:
Nevada -10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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