UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. BYU Cougars Betting Prediction


The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (4-4) take on the BYU Cougars (8-4) at T-Mobile Arena. The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. BYU Cougars ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Cougars fell to the seventh-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack, 86-70, while the Runnin’ Rebels were defeated by the Loyola Marymount Lions, 61-50.

UNLV had a better offensive rebounding percentage (32.3 vs. 28.9) while BYU had a better effective field goal percentage (0.420 vs. 0.439). BYU’s Yoeli Childs had a solid performance, recording 16 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Shakur Juiston fueled UNLV with 12 points and seven rebounds.

Childs has taken his game to another level as of late for BYU, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

There could be a fair amount of transition action in this matchup that features two of the NCAA’s more up-and-down teams. BYU ranks 21st in possessions per game (69.9) and UNLV is 59th (73.4) dating back to last season.

UNLV vs. BYU Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – BYU, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UNLV averages 40.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 23rd in the country. BYU ranks 267th in rebounds allowed per game (33.5).
  • The Runnin’ Rebels rank 54th in assists per game (15.4) while the Cougars rank 169th in assists allowed per game (13.2).
  • UNLV ranks 33rd in blocks per game (4.5) while BYU ranks 91st (3.7).
  • The Cougars rank 91st in three pointers attempted per game (19.9) while the Runnin’ Rebels rank 268th (17.4).
  • BYU ranks 27th in steals allowed per game (5.8) while UNLV ranks 166th (6.9).