UNLV at Nevada: 2/22/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

UNLV at Nevada: 2/22/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Nevada Wolf Pack (12-13) vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels (16-11)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)

Betting Odds: Nevada Wolf Pack +1 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNLV Runnin Rebels and Nevada Wolfpack face off on Tuesday in a Mountain West college basketball showdown at the Lawlor Events Center. When these two teams faced off on February 1st it was UNLV that won 69-58. 

UNLV was led by Bryce Hamilton who finished with 17 points and five rebounds. Nevada was led by Kenan Blackshear who finished with 17 points and six rebounds. 

UNLV comes into this game with a  16-11 record overall and they have gone 12-14 against the spread.In the last game against Colorado State they were underdogs, but were able to win 72-51. The Rebels are averaging 70.8 points while their defense has given up 65.4 points per game. Bryce Hamilton has been the top player for UNLV averaging 21.6 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Nevada Wolfpack who sit with a 12-13 record and they have gone 8-16 against the spread. This has been mostly a disappointing season for Nevada but they have won three games in a row.  In the last game against San Jose State the offense scored 90 points on the way to the victory. Nevada is averaging 73.6 points while their defense is giving up 74.1 points per game. In this game if Nevada wants to come away with the victory the defense is going to need to have a big game. Grant Sherfield will be the top player for Nevada averaging 18.7 points per game. 

UNLV is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games played on Thursday. The over is 4-0 in Nevada’s last four games. The over is 5-1 in UNLV’s last six road games. The under is 4-0 in UNLV’s last four games played on Tuesday. The Over is 5-1 in the Rebels last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. 

Nevada has been playing better, but against some lower competition and UNLV isn’t getting enough attention for how well they have played. Look for UNLV’s defense to slow down Nevada’s offense and that will be the difference in this game. Back UNLV against the spread.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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