Kansas State Wildcats vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Betting Prediction 11/09/19

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The Kansas State Wildcats (1-0) will travel to the Thomas & Mack Center to go head-to-head against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (1-0). Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Kansas State Wildcats at UNLV Runnin’ Rebels ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Runnin’ Rebels defeated the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons 86-71, while the Wildcats beat the North Dakota State Bison 67-54.

The Wildcats had a better turnover percentage (8.2 vs. 11.3) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.475 vs. 0.365). The Runnin’ Rebels, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.3 vs. 5.9) and had a much better free throw rate (0.426 vs. 0.155). UNLV’s Cheikh Mbacke Diong led the way, finishing with 17 points and 17 rebounds. Kansas State rallied around Cartier Diarra, who contributed 23 points, six rebounds and six assists.

UNLV might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they square off against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Dating back to last season, Kansas State ranks seventh in defensive efficiency while the Runnin’ Rebels rank 113th in offensive efficiency.

Kansas State at UNLV Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – UNLV, ATS Winner – UNLV, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • UNLV ranks 28th in rebounds per game (38.9) while Kansas State ranks 250th (33.5).
  • The Runnin’ Rebels average 23.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 102nd in the NCAA. The Wildcats rank 150th in three pointers allowed per game (22.0).
  • Kansas State ranks 136th in assists per game (13.7) while UNLV ranks 153rd in assists allowed per game (12.9).
  • The Wildcats rank 47th in steals per game (7.5) while the Runnin’ Rebels rank 189th (5.8).
  • UNLV ranks 105th in blocks per game (3.7) while Kansas State ranks 234th (2.3).