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UNLV vs Wyoming Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Runnin’ Rebels vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Wyoming Cowboys
- Where: Laramie at Arena-Auditorium
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: UNLV -2.5, UNLV -146 | WYOM +118 O/U 145.5
Runnin’ Rebels Preview:
UNLV will take the floor against the Cowboys with an overall record of 15-8. On the road, the Runnin’ Rebels will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 4-3. So far, the Runnin’ Rebels have been favored 17 times, going 11-6 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have UNLV as -2.5 point favorites.
UNLV’s leading scorer this season is EJ Harkless, who is averaging 17.43 points per contest. So far, Harkless has accounted for 22.81% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 3.57 assists. Keshon Gilbert is the second leading scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels, averaging 12.43 points per game. Between him and Gilbert, they are accounting for 39.1% 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.
Wyoming will take the floor against the Runnin’ Rebels with an overall record of 7-15. Currently, the Cowboys have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 7-8. So far, the Cowboys have been the underdog 13 times, going 1-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Wyoming’s leading scorer this season is Hunter Maldonado, who is averaging 14.0 points per contest. So far, Maldonado has accounted for 18.05% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.2 rebounds per game and 3.65 assists. Noah Reynolds is the second leading scorer for the Cowboys, averaging 14.47 points per game. Between him and Reynolds, they are accounting for 35.8% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Wyoming is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.12% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Wyoming Cowboys +2.5
Heading into this matchup between the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels and Wyoming Cowboys we have a strong lean on taking the points with Wyoming at +2.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Wyoming to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Wyoming Cowboys at +2.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.