Boise State at UNLV: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Boise State at UNLV: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

UNLV Runnin' Rebels (17-11) vs Boise State Broncos (22-6)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

Betting Odds: UNLV Runnin' Rebels +1 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boise State Broncos and UNLV Runnin Rebels face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Thomas & Mack Center. When these two teams faced off on February 11th it was Boise State that won 69-63. 

Abu Kigab was the top player for Boise State scoring 18 points and five rebounds. Bryce Hamilton was the top player for UNLV scoring 32 points and grabbing five rebounds. 

Boise State comes into this game with a 22-6 record overall and they have gone 14-3 against the spread. The Broncos have been tested a lot this season, but in the last game they beat San Diego State 58-57. Boise State is averaging 68.5 points while their defense is giving up 59.6 points per game. The best player this season has been Abu Kigab and he is averaging 14.1 points while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 25 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the UNLV Rebels who sit with a 17-11 record overall and they have gone 13-14 against the spread. In the last game against Nevada the defense was strong giving up only 52 points, and that led to the comfortable victory. UNLV has won three games in a row and the last loss came against Boise State. UNLV is averaging 70.5 points while their defense is giving up 65 points per game. Guard Bryce Hamilton has been the top player for UNLV averaging 21.8 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

UNLV is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games. UNLV is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Saturday. The under is 4-0 in UNLV’s last four home games. The over is 5-1-1 in Boise State’s last seven games against a team with a winning straight up record. 

UNLV has covered the spreads in their last five games, and they are going to continue that success in this game. Look for UNLV to have a strong defensive game against Boise State’s offense and that will be enough to cover the spread. Back UNLV against the spread. 

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