Nevada vs UNLV Prediction - Basketball Picks 1/28/23
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (13-7) vs Nevada Wolf Pack (16-5)
Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 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 Nevada Wolf Pack and UNLV Runnin’ Rebels face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Thomas & Mack Center. When these two teams faced off last February it was UNLV that secured the 62-54 victory.
Nevada Betting Preview
Nevada sits with a 16-5 record and they have gone 12-6-2 against the spread. In the last game against New Mexico, Nevada scored 97 points and ended up winning by three points. Will Baker had a strong game finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Nevada is averaging 74 points while their defense is giving up 66.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 136th while the defense is ranked 106th. Jarod Lucas is averaging 17 points while shooting 39.2 percent from the field.
UNLV Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is UNLV who sits with a 13-7 record and they have gone 10-9 against the spread. In the last game against Wyoming, UNLV scored 86 points and that led to the 14 point victory. Elijah Harkless has scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds. UNLV is averaging 76.8 points while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 76th while the defense is ranked 164th. EJ Harkless is averaging 17 points while shooting 38.7 percent from the field.
Nevada vs UNLV Trends
UNLV is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games on Saturday. The over is 8-0 in UNLV’s last eight eights games following an against the spread win. The over is 4-0 in the Wolf Pack last four games. The over is 7-0 in UNLV’s last seven games following a straight up win.
Shane’s Free Pick
All the trends point towards the over, and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. UNLV is averaging 76.8 points per game while Nevada is averaging 74 points per game. There won’t be a whole lot of defense played by either team in this game and that is going to lead to this game going well over the total. Back the over to cash here.
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