The Cincinnati Bearcats (4-2) will be at home in Fifth Third Arena when they meet the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (3-5). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview
In the Runnin’ Rebels’ last contest, they dismantled the Jackson State Tigers, 80-57. With 19 points and 13 rebounds, Cheikh Mbacke Diong played well for UNLV. The Runnin’ Rebels had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 43.8 (above their season average of 36.6) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.652 (above their season average of 0.495).
The Bearcats come in on a high note after topping the Valparaiso Crusaders in their last contest, 81-77. Cincinnati’s Keith Williams played well, putting up 17 points and seven rebounds. Cincinnati dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.268 (below their season average of 0.325) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.589 (above their season average of 0.495). For those same stats, Valparaiso was 0.212 and 0.477, respectively.
The productive offense of Cincinnati will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of UNLV. Since the 2018-19 season, the Bearcats rank 71st in offensive efficiency, while the Runnin’ Rebels are 227th in defensive efficiency. The Bearcats should have the advantage on that end of the court.
The Bearcats won the only contest against the Runnin’ Rebels last season, 65-61. Cincinnati made six of their 12 three pointers (50.0 percent). UNLV was, on the other hand, 7-24 (29.2 percent).
UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at Cincinnati Bearcats Odds Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Cincinnati, ATS Winner – Cincinnati, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Runnin’ Rebels rank 44th in rebounds per game (38.3) while the Bearcats rank 108th (36.8).
UNLV blocks 3.7 opponent shots per game, which ranks 105th in the country. Cincinnati ranks 166th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
Cincinnati ranks third in steals allowed per game (4.3) while UNLV ranks 187th (6.5).
The Runnin’ Rebels rank 109th in three pointers attempted per game (23.6) while the Bearcats rank 274th (19.4).
Cincinnati ranks 44th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while UNLV ranks 163rd (12.9).