Falcons open as college hoops underdog vs Rebels
UNLV Rebels vs Air Force Falcons Odds
The Air Force Falcons will hit the floor running against the visiting UNLV Rebels Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Rebels will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 9-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Falcons are 10-6-1 ATS. UNLV is 7-13 on the totals; Air Force is 9-4.
The Falcons were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Falcons at No. 118 and the Rebels at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-75 result in favor of the Rebels.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Air Force's No. 72 nationally ranked offense (72 points per game) against a Rebels defense that sits as the No. 110 at 63.7 PPG. The Falcons have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Rebels have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNLV owns the country's No. 154-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Air Force, on the other hand, rates No. 33 in scoring at home.
In their last action, UNLV was a 64-55 winner at home against New Mexico. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The Rebels got 17 points from Anthony Bennett as UNLV ran past New Mexico 64-55 on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center.
In their last action, Air Force was a 74-69 loser on the road against Nevada. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Falcons got 17 points from Mike Fitzgerald, but it was Nevada that prevailed in a 74-69 final on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego State are 7-3
After playing New Mexico are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado State are 1-9
After playing Nevada are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Rebels at Falcons trends to consider:
UNLV is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Air Force
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UNLV's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNLV's last 6 games when playing on the road against Air Force
UNLV is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Air Force is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Air Force's last 6 games when playing UNLV
Air Force is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 6 games when playing at home against UNLV
UNLV home to San Diego State, Saturday, February 16
Air Force home to Colorado State, Saturday, February 16