UNLV at Wyoming: 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Wyoming Cowboys (12-10) vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels (11-13)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
Betting Odds: Wyoming Cowboys 0 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UNLV Rebels will travel to Arena Auditorium to take on the Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The UNLV Rebels dropped to 11-13 on the season after being defeated by the 19th ranked San Diego State Aztecs, 71-62, this past Wednesday night. UNLV trailed San Diego State by a 35-28 margin and could not fight back after the Aztecs took a 51-36 lead with 14:10 left in regulation. UNLV shot 39.0% from the field and 39.1% from beyond the arc while San Diego State shot 36.4% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc. UNLV was outrebounded by San Diego State by a 38-36 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 12-10 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rebels was David Jenkins Jr. who had 32 poitns, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal.
On the season, UNLV is averaging 69.7 ppg on 44.2% shooting from the field. The Rebels are averaging 8.6 three-pointers per game on 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UNLV has been led by Bryce Hamilton (18.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg), David Jenkins Jr. (15.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.6 apg), Caleb Grill (9.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg), & Cheikh Mbacke Diong (8.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.3 spg, 1.1 bpg).
Defensively, UNLV is holding their opponents to an average of 67.3 ppg on 41.4% shooting from the field. The Rebels have a rebound margin of 3.9 and a turnover margin of -0.1.
The Wyoming Cowboys had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 12-10 on the season after being defeated by the Utah State Aggies, 72-59, this past Thursday night. Utah State led by a 38-35 margin at halftime and pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 64-50 lead with 7:19 left in regulation. Wyoming shot 37.5% from the field and 29.0% from beyond the arc while Utah State shot 45.5% from the field and 30.0% from beyond the arc. Wyoming was outrebounded by Utah State by a 42-33 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 12-9 margin. Leading the way for the way for the Cowboys was Hunter Maldonado who had 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Wyoming is averaging 75.4 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Cowboys are averaging 9.9 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wyoming has been led by Marcus Williams (15.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.1 spg), Hunter Maldonado (12.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.1 spg), Kwane Marble II (10.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.1 spg), & Kenny Foster (9.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg).
Defensively, Wyoming is allowing their opponents to average 75.9 ppg on 47.8% shooting from the field. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of -5.0 and a turnover margin of 1.6.
The Rebels are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, however, are just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win.
UNLV has been solid defensively this season, however, this is still not an overall great team and they come into this game with just a 3-6 record on the road. Wyoming has a strong offense that ranks 81st in scoring offense & 15th in three-pointers made per game and between the fact that they just got back Kenny Foster and that they have a winning record at home, I think the play here is to take the Cowboys in this pick-em. Good Luck!