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Boise State vs UNLV Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Broncos vs Runnin’ Rebels Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Boise State Broncos at UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
  • Where: Las Vegas at Thomas & Mack Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Boise State +2, BOISE +111 | UNLV -136 O/U 135.5

Broncos Preview:

The Boise State Broncos head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 12-4. On the road, the Broncos will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 3-3. So far, the Broncos have been the underdog 6 times, going 5-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.

Tyson Degenhart comes into today’s game as the Broncos’ leading scorer at 13.38 points per contest. Not only has Degenhart been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boise State’s top rebounder at 5.62 boards per contest. Behind Degenhart, the team has benefited from the strong play of Max Rice, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.88 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.2% of his shots and is adding 4.69 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boise State this season, as they are currently ranked 279th in college basketball at 68.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.8%, placing them 192nd in the NCAA.

Runnin’ Rebels Preview:

UNLV will take the floor against the Broncos with an overall record of 12-3. Currently, the Runnin’ Rebels have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. The Runnin’ Rebels’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, UNLV has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 9-2.

UNLV’s leading scorer this season is Elijah Harkless, who is averaging 16.6 points per contest. So far, Harkless has accounted for 20.68% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.4 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists. Luis Rodriguez is the second leading scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels, averaging 13.0 points per game. Between him and Rodriguez, they are accounting for 36.9% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UNLV this season, as they are currently ranked 242nd in college basketball at 69.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 264th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -2

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2 point betting favorites. Although UNLV as a team is just 331st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Broncos’ defense. In addition, the Runnin’ Rebels have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -2 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Runnin’ Rebels to come out on top and cover.

 


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