Betting on today’s Rams and Runnin’ Rebels game? Catch the action at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, as the Runnin’ Rebels hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on CBSS. The over/under for this Mountain West conference contest is set at 139.5 points, with UNLV being favored by -1 at home against Colorado State.

COLORADO STATE RAMS VS UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -1

This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Runnin’ Rebels.
  • Not only will UNLV pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Rams Make it Happen in Las Vegas?

Colorado State has been a much better team at home compared to on the road this season. They are 14-1 at home compared to 5-6 on the road. The Rams have also been favored in 20 of their 27 games, going 17-3 in those contests.

Recently, Colorado State has gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games. In their last game, they lost to New Mexico, 68-66. The Rams’ record as an underdog this season is 2-4.

As the underdog, Colorado State has gone 3-3 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-5, including a 2-1 record in their last three road games. Overall, the Rams have an ATS record of 16-10 this year.

Colorado State’s over/under record this season is 10-15-1 and the average scoring in their games is 144.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than their average OU line of 147.7. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their OU record in those games is 0-3.

Colorado State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against New Mexico. In that game, they made 6/20 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 41.4%. Isaiah Stevens is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.3. Meanwhile, Dominique Clifford also brings a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.

So far, the Rams’ defense is ranked 72nd in the country at 67.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Colorado State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Can UNLV Lock in a Home Win?

UNLV has been slightly better on the road this season, going 6-2 compared to 7-7 at home. However, they have won four straight road games and have an average scoring margin of +6.2 on the road.

So far this season, UNLV has been favored in 13 of their 25 games, going 9-4 in those matchups. In their last game, they defeated Air Force by a score of 72-43.

As the favorite this year, UNLV has gone 7-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rebels are only 5-5 ATS. At home this season, UNLV is 8-6 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 12-10 and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 127 points and their OU record in those games is 0-3. So far this year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 139.5.

The Runnin’ Rebels’ offense finished with 72 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.5 points per contest. Leading UNLV in scoring vs. Air Force was Rob Whaley Jr. with his 15 points. Brooklyn Hicks also added 12 points for the Runnin’ Rebels.

The Runnin’ Rebels’ defense is presently ranked 86th nationally, allowing an average of 68.7 points per contest. So far, the UNLV defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.9 times per game (407th).