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UNLV vs. San Jose State - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Jose State at UNLV
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Thomas & Mack Center
Paradise, Nevada
The Line
The Line: UNLV -15 -- Over/Under: 146
TV Channel
ROOT Sports
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The San Jose State Spartans and UNLV Rebels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The San Jose State Spartans could use a win that would snap a seven-game losing streak. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 66.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Michael Steadman is averaging 12.3 points and 8.5 rebounds while Brae Ivey is averaging 11.2 points and 3.8 assists. Noah Baumann is the third double-digit scorer and Oumar Barry is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The San Jose State Spartans have lost all four road games this season.

The UNLV Rebels look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The UNLV Rebels are averaging 74.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kris Clyburn is averaging 13.4 points and 1.1 assists while Joel Ntambwe is averaging 12.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Amauri Hardy is the third double-digit scorer and Shakur Juiston is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The UNLV Rebels are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The UNLV Rebels are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The UNLV Rebels have won six of their last eight home games.

The Spartans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Runnin' Rebels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spartans are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Runnin' Rebels last 6 overall. The over is 6-2 in Spartans last 8 overall.

The UNLV Rebels haven't been the most impressive team in the world, but anything beats what San Jose is going through right now. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 39.3 percent from the field and losing by an average margin of 26 points in their last five games. On the road this season, San Jose State is losing by an average of 20.5 points. The good news is that San Jose State is still somehow 5-2 ATS on the road this season. Still, against a much more talented UNLV squad and after looking at those numbers, I can't bring myself to take the points with the Spartans. This is either UNLV or pass for me.

Pick:
UNLV -15

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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