Betting on today’s Runnin’ Rebels and Falcons game? Catch the action at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO, as the Falcons hosts this showdown at 11:00 ET on FS1. UNLV is favored by -6 in this Mountain West conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 134.5 points.

UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS VS AIR FORCE FALCONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Air Force Falcons +6

This game will be played at Clune Arena at 11:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.

WHY BET THE AIR FORCE FALCONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Falcons.
  • Not only will Air Force pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can UNLV Pull Off A Win at Clune Arena?

UNLV is 14-10 overall and 7-5 in the Mountain West. They have gone 5-2 on the road this season, and they are currently on a three-game road winning streak. So far, they have been favored in 12 games, going 8-4 in those contests.

Coming off a 69-66 loss to Nevada, the Runnin’ Rebels are 4-1 in their last five road games and 6-4 in their last 10.

UNLV has been solid against the spread this season with a record of 13-8. On the road, they have an ATS mark of 5-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Runnin’ Rebels are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in UNLV’s games this season (143.5). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points compared to their season average of 143.4 points per game.

In their latest game, UNLV offense put up 66 points against Nevada. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.5% and made 5 threes. Leading UNLV in scoring vs. Nevada was Dedan Thomas Jr. with his 19 points. Keylan Boone also added 15 points for the Runnin’ Rebels.

Coming into today’s game, the UNLV defense is giving up an average of 69.8 points per contest. Against Nevada in their most recent game, the UNLV defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Nevada to hit 41% of their shots.

Will the Falcons Win at Home?

After losing their last game, 73-66, to San Jose State, Air Force enters this game with an overall record of 8-16. They have struggled at home this season, going 4-10, and they have lost nine straight games at home. As the underdog, they have gone 2-10 this season.

So far, the Falcons have gone 1-11 in Mountain West play compared to their 7-5 non-conference record. They are coming off a six-game losing streak, and they have gone 0-5 in their last five games at home.

When looking at Air Force’s ATS record this season, they have gone just 7-17. At home, their ATS mark is even worse at 2-12. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Falcons are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Air Force is 3-0 and their games have averaged 137 points during this span. On the season, the over/under record for Air Force is 18-6 and their games have averaged 139 points. Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (134.1).

The Falcons’ offense wrapped up their last game with 66 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 67.9 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Beau Becker who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.1. Ethan Taylor also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.

At present, the Falcons’ defense is nationally ranked 147th, allowing 71.0 points per game. The Air Force defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed San Jose State to connect on 3 threes.