UNLV vs. Boise State- 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Boise State (19-10) at UNLV (15-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: UNLV -2.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boise State Broncos (19-10, CONF 11-6) and UNLV Rebels (15-14, CONF 10-6) face off in a Mountain West showdown at the Thomas & Mack Center. Boise State knocked off UNLV 73-66 earlier this season.
Boise State comes into this game having won eight of their last ten games, and they also covered eight spreads during that stretch.
As good as Boise State has been at home, they have struggled on the road winning only four of the 11 games. The Broncos are giving up 75.4 points per game away from home, and their defense is going to be a key in this one. Boise State is led by Derrick Alston and Justinian Jessup who are both averaging at least 16 points per game.
If Boise State wants to come away with a win in this game it’s going to take a big game from Alton and Jessup.
The UNLV Rebels look like they are building something special and coming into this game they have won three games in a row. In their last game it was the most impressive win of the season with UNLV knocking off San Diego State 66-63.
Against San Diego State Elijah Long paced the Rebels putting up 19 points and three rebounds in 32 minutes.
At home this season UNLV is averaging 74.2 points while the defense is giving only 66.3 points. In this game if UNLV’s defense is strong, they are going to have a great shot to win their fourth game in a row.
Boise State is 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games overall. Boise State is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Wednesday. UNLV is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games. UNLV is 17-36-2 against the spread in their last 55 Wednesday. Games.
Boise State has struggled on the road and they have no shot at keeping this game close. UNLV’s defense is playing well and Boise State is going to struggle to score. Back UNLV to win this game and cover the spread. It would be shocking if UNLV don't win this game by at least seven points.