UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Boise State Broncos Free Prediction 01/08/20

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The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (8-8, 3-0 MWC) will be at Taco Bell Arena to take on the Boise State Broncos (10-6, 2-2 MWC) in a MWC matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Boise State Broncos ATS Odds

In their last game, the Broncos lost to the Nevada Wolf Pack, 83-66, while the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Air Force Falcons, 71-59.

UNLV played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.5 (better than their season average of 19.3) and a free throw rate of 0.327 (above their season average of 0.242). For those same stats, Air Force recorded marks of 22.0 and 0.250, respectively. Boise State, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (19-23; 82.6 percent). Derrick Alston Jr. was a key piece for Boise State with 15 points. Meanwhile, UNLV received a boost from Cheikh Mbacke Diong, who contributed 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Runnin’ Rebels dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the last game, UNLV won 85-81. UNLV won the rebounding battle. The Runnin’ Rebels had more offensive rebounds (13 vs. four), defensive rebounds (26 vs. 20) and total rebounds (39 vs. 24). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

The physical Boise State offense looks poised to dominate from the free throw line. The Broncos rank 32nd in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.285, while UNLV ranks 260th in FTA rate allowed (0.245). Also, the Runnin’ Rebels rank 19th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.5 percent), while the Broncos rank eighth in defensive rebounding percentage (78.4 percent).

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. Boise State Broncos Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Boise State, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Boise State ranks 27th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while UNLV ranks 138th (4.1).
  • The Broncos rank 144th in assists per game (13.0) while the Runnin’ Rebels rank 168th in assists allowed per game (13.8).
  • The Broncos average 23.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 87th in the country. The Runnin’ Rebels rank 184th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).
  • UNLV ranks 26th in rebounds allowed per game (31.0) while Boise State ranks 88th (33.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Broncos’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 8.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Runnin’ Rebels have scored an average of 70.4 points per game (1.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.8 points per game (6.1 below their season average).