Looking to win big? The Runnin’ Rebels and Wolf Pack face off at 10:30 ET on CBSS. The Wolf Pack are hosting the game at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV. This Mountain West conference matchup has an over/under of 136.5 points, and Nevada is favored to win by -6 at home vs. UNLV.

UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS VS NEVADA WOLF PACK BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nevada Wolf Pack -6

This game will be played at Lawlor Events Center at 10:30 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE NEVADA WOLF PACK:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Wolf Pack.
  • Not only will Nevada pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will UNLV Win on the Road?

UNLV comes into this game with a 19-10 record and a four-game win streak. They are 11-5 in Mountain West play and 8-5 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Runnin’ Rebels are 6-2 this season and have won their last four games away from home. Overall, they have an average scoring margin of +6.2 on the road.

As the underdog, UNLV has been excellent vs. the spread this season, posting an 8-2 record. Over the last 10 games as the underdog, the Runnin’ Rebels have gone 8-2 vs. the spread. On the road, UNLV is 6-2 vs. the spread this season and has gone 7-3 over the last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 12-13. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (142.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points.

The UNLV offense is coming off a game in which they scored 62 points vs. San Diego State. Overall their field goal percentage was 40% while connecting on 8 threes. Offensively, the Runnin’ Rebels have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 117th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 260th in percentage and 250th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Runnin’ Rebels’ defense is nationally ranked 63rd, allowing 67.4 points per game. Against San Diego State in their most recent game, the UNLV defense gave up a total of 58 points while allowing San Diego State to hit 40% of their shots.

Are Nevada Ready for a Home Win?

With a record of 25-6, Nevada has been dominant all season long. They have gone 14-2 at home, and they are currently on a six-game winning streak. Over their last 10 games at home, the Wolf Pack have gone 8-2.

So far, Nevada has been favored in 23 of their 31 games, and they are 19-4 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.8 points per game, and they have won two straight games at home.

As the favorite, Nevada has gone 14-9 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolf Pack have an ATS record of 5-5. At home, Nevada’s ATS mark is 9-7.

Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Nevada’s games this year (143.4). This season, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 143 points.

In their most recent game, the Wolf Pack’s offense tallied 76 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.4 points per game. Jarod Lucas is leading the team in scoring at 17.5 points per contest. Kenan Blackshear has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15 going into the game.

Currently, the Wolf Pack’s defense holds the 43rd rank in the nation, allowing 66.5 points per game. In today’s game vs. UNLV, the Nevada defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Nevada made 20 free-throws vs. the Wolf Pack.