UNLV vs Wyoming Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/27/24

Wyoming (13-14) vs UNLV (16-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)

Betting Odds: Wyoming +5.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNLV Rebels will play the Wyoming Cowboys in a Mountain West game on Tuesday night at Arena Auditorium in Laramie, Wyoming. UNLV has won seven of their last eight games, while Wyoming has lost five of their last six. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the UNLV vs Wyoming prediction.

UNLV Preview

The UNLV Rebels are 16-10 (9-5) this year after they defeated Colorado State by a score of 66-60 in their last game. UNLV trailed 26-24 at the half, but they scored 42 points in the second half for the win. The Rebels shot 37.8% from the field and were +7 in rebounding margin in the game. UNLV has won five of their last six games, with the lone loss coming against Nevada by three points. The Rebels are scoring 74.2 points per game with 33.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, while allowing 68.3 points against per game this year. Dedan Thomas Jr. is averaging 12.8 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 5.6 assists per game. UNLV is shooting 46.8% from the field, 71.3% on free throws, and 33% on three pointers this season.

Wyoming Preview

The Wyoming Cowboys are 13-14 (6-8) this season after they lost to Boise State by a score of 92-72 in their last game. Wyoming trailed 51-36 at halftime and were out scored 41-36 in the second half for the loss. The Cowboys shot 50% from the field and were -24 in rebounding margin in the game. Wyoming lost to Nevada by a score of 76-58 in the game prior to Boise State, but did beat San Jose State before that. The Cowboys are scoring 72.9 points per game with 34.5 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, while giving up 76 points against per game this season. Sam Griffin is averaging 17.4 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per game. Wyoming is shooting 45.3% from the field, 74.1% on free throws, and 37.1% on three pointers this year. 

UNLV vs Wyoming Betting Prediction

UNLV comes into this game with a 9-5 conference record and they are only one game behind first place, but there are four teams in front of them. The Rebels are playing very well right now and their defense has been great. Wyoming is 6-8 in the Mountain West, but they have struggled in their last six games. The Cowboys lost by 20 points to Boise State, 18 points to Nevada, and 18 points to New Mexico in three of their last four losses. Take UNLV to win big on the road. 

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

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