Southern Utah Thunderbirds at UNLV Runnin’ Rebels ATS Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

Expect a fast-paced game when the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (3-0) visit UNLV to take on the Runnin’ Rebels (3-1). The game begins at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Runnin’ Rebels won big over the Pacific Tigers 96-70, while the Thunderbirds barely escaped the Seattle Redhawks 73-70.

Getting to the free throw line was one of Southern Utah’s largest strengths. They made 27 trips to the line, 19 more than Seattle. The Runnin’ Rebels, meanwhile, held the Tigers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.3 (below their season average of 33.3) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.716 (above their season average of 0.509). Cheikh Mbacke Diong had a good performance for UNLV with 16 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Andre Adams played well for Southern Utah, recording 15 points and eight rebounds.

The Runnin’ Rebels won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 101-82. Getting to the free throw line was one of UNLV’s largest advantages. They made 30 trips to the line, while Southern Utah went just nine times.

The productive offense of UNLV will square off against the bottom-tier defense of Southern Utah. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Runnin’ Rebels rank 52nd in offensive efficiency, while the Thunderbirds are 294th in defensive efficiency. The Runnin’ Rebels figure to have the edge on that end of the court. ,

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Southern Utah, ATS Winner – Southern Utah, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UNLV ranks 34th in assists per game (16.1) while Southern Utah ranks 270th (12.0).
  • The Runnin’ Rebels rank 43rd in blocks per game (4.4) while the Thunderbirds rank 184th (3.0).
  • Southern Utah ranks 195th in steals per game (5.8) while UNLV ranks 213th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • The Runnin’ Rebels rank 11th in rebounds per game (40.2) while the Thunderbirds rank 218th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).
  • Southern Utah ranks 163rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.2) while UNLV ranks 318th (17.1).