UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Nevada Wolf Pack ATS Prediction 01/22/20

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The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (11-9, 6-1 MWC) will be at the Lawlor Events Center to challenge the Nevada Wolf Pack (11-8, 4-3 MWC) in a MWC matchup. Action begins at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Wolf Pack fell to the seventh-ranked San Diego State Aztecs, 68-55, while the Runnin’ Rebels had no trouble getting past the New Mexico Lobos, 99-78.

UNLV played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 (above their season average of 37.0) and a turnover percentage of 10.8 (better than their season average of 18.7). New Mexico recorded marks of 20.0 and 17.1, respectively, for those same stats. Nevada, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (11-15; 73.3 percent). Nevada’s Jalen Harris played well, finishing with 19 points and seven rebounds. Marvin Coleman, meanwhile led the way for UNLV with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to record his zeroth triple-double this season.

The Wolf Pack dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both games. In the most recent contest, Nevada won 89-73. The Wolf Pack’s 10.6 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Runnin’ Rebels, who had a mark of 19.8. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Nevada could put on a ball-control clinic in this meeting. Nevada ranks 57th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.3 percent), while UNLV forces the 93rd-fewest turnovers (18.4 percent). Also, the Runnin’ Rebels rank 60th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.263), while the Wolf Pack rank 293rd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.270).

UNLV at Nevada Free Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – Nevada, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UNLV ranks 17th in rebounds allowed per game (30.6) while Nevada ranks 207th (36.8).
  • The Wolf Pack rank 69th in assists per game (14.5) while the Runnin’ Rebels rank 173rd in assists allowed per game (13.6).
  • Nevada ranks 33rd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while UNLV ranks 117th (3.6).
  • The Wolf Pack average 25.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 59th in the NCAA. The Runnin’ Rebels rank 223rd in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
  • Nevada ranks seventh in steals allowed per game (4.5) while UNLV ranks 120th (6.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Runnin’ Rebels’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 2.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Wolf Pack have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (5.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.2 points per game (0.7 below their season average).