Minnesota at UNLV - 11/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (5-0) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-1)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10:30 pm (JSerra Pavilion)
Betting Odds: UNLV Runnin' Rebels -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and UNLV Rebels face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at JSerra Pavillion.
Minnesota comes into this game with a 4-1 record but they have gone 2-3 against the spread. On Monday against California Baptist, they blew a big early lead, but they were able to secure a one-point victory in overtime. Pharrel Payne is young, but he is quickly turning a corner, and on Monday he put up 15 points and 13 rebounds. Minnesota is averaging 63.2 points while their defense is giving up 60.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 55th, but the offense has been inconsistent. Jamison Battle played his first game of the season on Monday and he finished with 11 points. Dawson Garcia is averaging 16 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep.
On the other side of this matchup is UNLV who sits with a 5-0 record and they have gone 2-3 against the spread. On Monday, UNLV faced off against Southern Illinois, and they were able to secure a seven-point victory. UNLV’s defense gave up only 49 points. UNLV is averaging 69.6 points while their defense is giving up 57.6 points per game. This is a good defensive team, and the defense is going to need to be good here. Keshon Gilbert is having a big season averaging 15.8 points while shooting 51.4 percent from the field.
The under is 6-0 in the Gophers last six games. The under is 5-1 in Rebel's last 6 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game. The Golden Gophers are 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 games following an against-the-spread win.
There won’t be a whole lot of offense happening in this game. The Gophers defense is giving up 60.8 points per game and they are going to slow down Nevada. This Gophers offense is also inconsistent and they are going to struggle to score here. This game is going to stay well under the total. This is one of the best plays on the entire board for Wednesday.
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