UNLV vs Princeton Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/20/24

Princeton (24-4) vs UNLV (18-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm (L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium)

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The Princeton Tigers and the UNLV Rebels will meet this Tuesday in the NIT Round of 32 at the L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium on ESPNU. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a UNLV vs Princeton Prediction.

  • The UNLV recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Princeton recent form and recent player performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving UNLV 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Princeton 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between UNLV vs Princeton 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between UNLV vs Princeton.

UNLV Preview: Can the Rebels Find Success In Cross-Country Trip?

UNLV enters at 19-12 after losing to San Diego State by three in the MWC Quarterfinals, 74-71. The Rebels came up just short to the Aztecs in overtime, and they’ll attempt to come through as road underdogs here in Jersey. UNLV is scoring 73.2 points per game, on 45.8% shooting, while allowing 67.8 ppg, and they’re 6-4 over their last ten games.

UNLV’s X-Factors

  • Freshman guard Dedan Thomas Jr. went for a team-high 29 points in the SDSU matchup, and he leads UNLV in scoring (14.4) and assists (5.2). 
  • Tulsa native Keylan Boone has scored 17 points or more in three straight games, and he’s up to 12.2 ppg and 6.5 rpg.
  • Senior swingman Luis Rodriguez leads the Rebels in rebounding (6.6), while scoring 11.0 ppg.

Princeton Preview: Will the Tigers Show Up For NIT?

Princeton comes in at 24-4 after losing to Brown in the Ivy League Semifinals, 90-81. The Tigers had their hopes of dancing altered by the Bears, and they’ll try to keep their season going here against the Rebels. Princeton is scoring 77.1 points per game, on 45.9% shooting, while allowing 66.0 ppg, and they’re 9-1 over their previous ten games.

Princeton’s X-Factors 

  • Sophomore guard Xaivian Lee struggled in the Brown defeat, but he still leads Princeton in scoring (17.7) and assists (3.7), while grabbing 5.9 rpg.
  • Second-year forward Caden Pierce posted a 19-point double-double versus the Bears, and he leads the Tigers in rebounding (9.4), while chipping in 16.4 ppg. 
  • Veteran guard Matt Allocco scored 19 points in the win over Cornell, and he’s third on the team at 12.9 ppg.    

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UNLV Rebels Team Facts

  • UNLV has hit the 1H Game Total Under in 10 of their last 12 games

Princeton Tigers Team Facts

  • Princeton has hit the Moneyline in 21 of their last 25 games

UNLV vs Princeton Trends

  • UNLV is 19-10 against the spread, with a 16-13 O/U record.
  • PRI is 14-12 ATS, with a 13-13 over/under record.

UNLV vs Princeton Prediction: Rebels Worth a Shot as Road Underdogs

Princeton had a real chance to make noise in the Big Dance again this season, but after missing the field, they’ll face a bit of a test here with UNLV coming to town. The Rebels won 10 of their final 12 regular season games before falling to SDSU by just three in the MWC Tournament, so they enter this matchup with trustworthy momentum. The Rebels will also bring in a physical advantage, so if they come into Jersey with some motivation, they can pull off the upset here. Roll the dice and spot the UNLV the points for this NIT matchup.

Corey’s Pick UNLV TO COVER

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