The college hoops betting action goes on with the Mountain West Conference clash from Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada, so we have prepared the best UNLV vs. Nevada betting pick for Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
According to Bet Us Sportsbook, it’s a pick ‘em contest with a total of 145.0 points. The Rebels take on the Wolf Pack for the second time this season. On the first day of February, UNLV beat Nevada for the first time in four years, 69-58, covering a 5-point spread on the home court.
UNLV trounced Colorado State for its second straight W
The UNLV Rebels (16-11; 12-14 ATS) are coming off a surprising 72-51 victory to the Colorado State Rams this past Saturday. They were listed as 4.5-point home underdogs, but the Rebels put on a show and dominated their rivals. It was their second win in a row and fifth in their last seven outings at any location.
The Rams, who rank 18th in the nation in offensive efficiency (114.9 points per 100 possessions), shot only 34.6% from the field and 22.7% from beyond the arc. The Rebels outrebounded Colorado State 45-24, posting 13 offensive boards, and senior guard Bryce Hamilton led the charge with a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double.
UNLV improved to 8-6 in the conference play. The Rebels occupy the fifth spot in the MWC, two and a half games off the fourth-seeded Colorado State. They are No. 83 in the KenPom rankings and No. 91 in the NCAA NET Rankings.
Nevada aims for its fourth straight victory
The Nevada Wolf Pack (12-13; 8-16 ATS) extended their winning streak to three games following a 90-60 dismantling of the San Jose State Spartans this past Friday. Just three days after they failed to cover a 14.5-point spread in an 81-72 home win to San Jose State, the Wolf Pack easily beat an 8-point line on the road.
Junior guard Grant Sherfield enjoyed a big night in San Jose, finishing with 25 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds. The Wolf Pack made 66.0% of their field goals and went 10-for-19 from beyond the 3-point line.
Nevada is now sitting at the seventh spot of the MWC standings with a 6-8 record. The Wolf Pack are No. 120 in the KenPom rankings and No. 126 in the NCAA NET Rankings. They score 107.3 points per 100 possessions (98th in the nation) and surrender 102.6 in a return (154th).
- 5-2 SU in the last seven games overall
- 3-6 SU in the last nine games overall
UNLV vs. Nevada Pick
The odds tell you how tight this duel should be, and I have a couple of reasons to take the visitors. Bryce Hamilton will torture the Wolf Pack all night, while the Rebels’ defense should make the difference down the stretch.
UNLV yields 99.7 points per 100 possessions (108th in the country) on 40.9% shooting from the field (57th) and 31.5% from downtown (75th). The Rebels are arguably a much better defensive team than Nevada. The Wolf Pack shot only 34.5% from the field and 17.6% from beyond the arc in that 69-58 loss at UNLV on February 1.
Pick: Take UNLV at -110
While four of the Rebels’ last six games have gone under the total, the over has hit in five of their previous six outings on the road. The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between UNLV and Nevada, and it is 4-0 in the Wolf Pack’s previous four games overall.
I don’t feel comfortable with a 145-point line, but the hosts will hopefully find a way to speed up things and make some shots on the home court. Nevada prefers to play at a fast pace, averaging 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes (40th). On the other side, UNLV records 66.9 (220th).
Pick: Go over 145.0 points at -110