Looking to win big? The Cowboys and Runnin’ Rebels face off at 8:00 ET on CBSS. The Runnin’ Rebels are hosting the game at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The odds for this Mountain West conference game currently have UNLV as the -9.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146 points.
WYOMING COWBOYS VS UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wyoming Cowboys +9.5
This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE WYOMING COWBOYS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Runnin’ Rebels.
- Even though we have UNLV winning straight-up, we like Wyoming at +9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?
Wyoming enters this game with a 12-9 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Mountain West play. On the road, the Cowboys are just 2-7 this season, and they come in with an average scoring margin of -12.2 points per game.
As an underdog this season, Wyoming has gone 6-8, and they have been the underdog in 14 of their 21 games. In their last game, the Cowboys defeated Air Force by a score of 83-72.
As the underdog this season, Wyoming has an ATS record of 7-7, and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog. On the road, the Cowboys have an ATS mark of 3-6 this year, and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.
Today’s over/under line of 146 is in line with the average over/under line in Wyoming’s games this season (145.4). So far, their over/under record is 10-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Wyoming’s offense scored 83 points against Air Force. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56%, and they went 15/18 from the free-throw line. Sam Griffin is leading the team in scoring at 18.1 points per contest. Akuel Kot has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.4 going into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Wyoming defense is giving up an average of 74.8 points per contest. Wyoming’s three-point defense is currently 145th in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.2% of their shots vs. Wyoming.
Will the Runnin’ Rebels Come Through as Home Favorites?
UNLV comes into this game with a two-game winning streak and an 11-9 overall record. They have gone 4-4 in Mountain West play compared to 7-5 in non-conference games.
At home, the Runnin’ Rebels have gone 6-6 this season, including a 3-2 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, they have a record of 6-4.
As the favorite this season, UNLV has gone 5-4 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Runnin’ Rebels have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
On the season, the over/under record in UNLV games sits at 11-6. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 145.8 points, and today’s line of 146 is very close to their average OU line of 143.2. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 145 points.
The UNLV offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Fresno State. They posted a field goal percentage of 45% and connected on 6 threes. Kalib Boone is leading the team in scoring at 12.9 points per contest. Luis Rodriguez has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.
On defense, UNLV is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.8 points per game. Against Fresno State in their most recent game, the UNLV defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Fresno State to hit 45% of their shots.