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San Jose State vs UNLV Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 14th Betting Odds
Spartans vs Runnin’ Rebels Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: San Jose State Spartans at UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
- Where: Las Vegas at Thomas & Mack Center
- Date: Tuesday, February 14th
- Betting Odds: San Jose State +7, SJST +247 | UNLV -315 O/U 139.5
San Jose State will take the floor against the Runnin’ Rebels with an overall record of 15-10. So far, the Spartans have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. For the season, San Jose State has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 5-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spartans being +7 point underdogs.
San Jose State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Omari Moore who is averaging 17.08 points per game for the Spartans. Moore is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Alvaro Cardenas Torre who has hit 35.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.12 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for San Jose State this season, as they are currently ranked 399th in college basketball at 64.3 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 Spartans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.2%, placing them 169th in the NCAA.
Runnin’ Rebels Preview:
UNLV will take the floor against the Spartans with an overall record of 16-9. So far this season, UNLV has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Runnin’ Rebels as the -7 point favorites. The Runnin’ Rebels have been favored 18 times, going 12-6 straight up.
UNLV’s leading scorer this season is EJ Harkless, who is averaging 18.32 points per contest. So far, Harkless has accounted for 24.13% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.04 rebounds per game and 3.44 assists. Keshon Gilbert is the second leading scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels, averaging 12.6 points per game. Between him and Gilbert, they are accounting for 40.7% 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 -7
Heading into this matchup, with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels sitting as -7 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as UNLV and San Jose State are averaging 9.0 and 8.81 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that UNLV has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Runnin’ Rebels to cover at -7.