Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Aggies and Runnin’ Rebels. The game is starting at 3:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Runnin’ Rebels at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. Get ready to place your bets! The Aggies are the favorites in this Mountain West conference matchup the against the Runnin’ Rebels. The over/under for the game is set at 146.5 points.

UTAH STATE AGGIES VS UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels +2

This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Runnin’ Rebels.
  • Not only will UNLV pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Pressure Builds for Utah State as Away Favorites

Utah State is 15-1 this season and has won 13 straight games. The Aggies are 3-0 in Mountain West action, and they were 83-59 winners over Wyoming in their last game.

On the road, Utah State is 5-1 this season, and they have won their last five games away from home. For the season, the Aggies’ average scoring margin on the road is +10.3 points per game.

Utah State has been a solid team vs. the spread this season, going 9-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Aggies are 7-3 ATS. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-2 this year and 6-4 over their last 10 road games. In their last 3 road games, Utah State is 2-1 vs. the spread.

Utah State’s over/under record this season is 8-6 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.4. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is close to the average OU line in their games of 144. So far, seven of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 145.

In their recent game, the Aggies’ offense concluded with 83 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 81.6 points per contest. Offensively, the Aggies hold a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, placing them 25th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 293rd in terms of percentage and 314th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Utah State defense has been performing well, ranking 53rd in the country at 65.3 points allowed per contest. Utah State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Wyoming offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 59 points.

Will the Runnin’ Rebels Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

UNLV enters this game as a 2-point underdog, and they have gone 2-3 as the underdog this season. Overall, the Runnin’ Rebels are 8-6, including a 5-4 record at home.

In their last game, UNLV defeated New Mexico by a score of 83-73. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

As the underdog this season, UNLV has gone 3-2 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark sits at 6-5, and they are 5-4 vs. the spread at home. Over their last three home games, the Runnin’ Rebels are 1-0 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 7-4. Today’s line of 146.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points.

In their latest game, UNLV offense put up 83 points against New Mexico. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 10 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Luis Rodriguez, who holds an average of 12.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dedan Thomas Jr. is averaging 12.4 points per game this season.

The Runnin’ Rebels’ defense is presently ranked 106th nationally, allowing an average of 68.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. Utah State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.1%.