Check out our free UNLV vs San Jose State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Jose. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

UNLV vs San Jose State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 28th Betting Odds

Runnin’ Rebels vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at San Jose State Spartans
  • Where: San Jose at Provident Credit Union Event Center
  • Date: Wednesday, December 28th
  • Betting Odds: UNLV -4.5, UNLV -205 | SJST +166 O/U 133.0

Runnin’ Rebels Preview:

UNLV heads into this matchup having played 12 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-1. So far, the Runnin’ Rebels have played 2 games on the road, with a record of 2-0. This season, UNLV has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 9-1. For today’s contest, UNLV have a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.

UNLV’s leading scorer this season is Elijah Harkless who is averaging 15.5 points per contest. So far, Harkless has accounted for 18.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.42 rebounds per game and 3.25 assists. Keshon Gilbert is the second leading scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels, averaging 14.0 points per game. Between him and Gilbert, they are accounting for 36.1% of the team’s scoring.

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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 that 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.

Spartans Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs UNLV, the San Jose State Spartans will be taking the floor for the 14th time this season and have an overall record of 9-4. So far this season, San Jose State has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. For the season, San Jose State has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 2-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spartans being +4.5 point underdogs.

San Jose State’s leading scorer this season is Omari Moore who is averaging 13.92 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 20.25% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.85 rebounds per game and 4.46 assists. Sage Tolbert is the second leading scorer for the Spartans, averaging 9.92 points per game. Between him and Tolbert, they are accounting for 34.7% of the team’s scoring.

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 that 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.

Free Spread Prediction: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -4.5

Heading into this matchup, with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels sitting as -4.5 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 on the road, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Runnin’ Rebels to cover at -4.5.

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