To bring the regular season to a close, the Boise State Broncos (19-10, 11-6 MWC) will travel to Thomas & Mack Center and go head-to-head with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (15-14, 10-6 MWC). Tip-off is scheduled for 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
Boise State Broncos vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Betting Preview
The Broncos were victorious over the New Mexico Lobos in their last contest, 74-61. RJ Williams was the game’s high scorer with 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting. The Broncos, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.5, had a fantastic mark of 37.1, while the Lobos had a turnover percentage of 25.0 (above their season average of 17.5).
In the Runnin’ Rebels’ last matchup, they topped the No. 4 San Diego State Aztecs, 66-63. UNLV received a boost from Bryce Hamilton, who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Runnin’ Rebels had 8 steals and held the Aztecs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.463 (below their season average of 0.554).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Broncos won 73-66. One of Boise State’s largest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 31 trips to the line, while UNLV went 19 times. Derrick Alston Jr. put up a double-double in the victory with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Runnin’ Rebels currently rank 23rd in offensive rebounding percentage (34.5 percent), while Boise State ranks ninth in defensive rebounding percentage (78.6 percent).
Boise State vs. UNLV ATS Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Unlv, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Under
The Broncos average 13.2 assists per game, which ranks 131st in the country. The Runnin’ Rebels rank 206th in assists allowed per game (14.0).
UNLV ranks 38th in rebounds per game (38.9) while Boise State ranks 208th (34.2).
The Broncos rank 70th in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while the Runnin’ Rebels rank 222nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
Boise State ranks 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while UNLV ranks 123rd (3.4).
The Runnin’ Rebels’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.0, up from 1.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Broncos have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (8.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.4 points per game (4.7 below their season average).