UNLV vs. San Jose State - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose State Spartans (6-12) at UNLV Runnin' Rebels (9-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV Runnin' Rebels -14 -- Over/Under: 140.5
The San Jose State Spartans and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels meet in college basketball action from Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday.
San Jose State enters this game at 6-12 this year. The Spartans are 3-2 in their last five games, beating Pepperdine, New Mexico and Nevada while falling to Fresno State and Colorado State otherwise.
In the loss to the Rams, San Jose State’s Seneca Knight led the team on 21 points with eight rebounds and two assists. Brae Ivey had 13 points with seven assists and six rebounds there, and Christian Anigwe had 12 points with seven rebounds.
Over on the UNLV side, they’re 9-9 overall. The Rebels are 5-1 in the last six games, falling to Boise State while otherwise beating Robert Morris, Eastern Michigan, Utah State, Air Force and Wyoming in that stretch.
In the win over the Cowboys, UNLV’s Bryce Hamilton topped the team on 19 points with five rebounds. Jonah Antonio chipped in 15 points with four rebounds there, and Marvin Coleman had 14 points with five boards.
The over is 7-2 in the Rebels’ last nine Wednesday games and the under is 9-2 in their last 11 after an ATS win. UNLV is 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games.
Meanwhile, the Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last four Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in the last four after an ATS loss. San Jose State is 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and the over is 5-2-1 in their last eight overall.
The Spartans have beaten a couple of pretty good teams in New Mexico and Nevada over their last two victories, and considering their recent competition SJSU has been playing fairly well overall—they’re simply a mediocre squad this year.
UNLV has certainly had their ups and downs this season, but when everything is clicking the Rebels are a solid (but not great) team. I think UNLV can get it together here and cover.