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Air Force Falcons vs UNLV Rebels Odds
UNLV will look to improve on its 23-8 record on Wednesday when they host Air Force in NCAA basketball odds action at Thomas & Mack Center.
This game is part of the Mountain West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.
Supporters of the Falcons have watched them go 17-12 and 15-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Rebels are at 23-8 and 11-19 ATS. In totals betting, the Rebels are 9-18, while the Falcons have a 13-7 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Rebels in this one found them listed as 11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Falcons was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 167-rated Air Force taking on the No. 7-rated Rebels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-72 win for the Rebels on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Falcons is ranked No. 324 in NCAA hoops at 30.1 per game. Contrast that with UNLV’s No. 5 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNLV is the No. 144-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Air Force rates No. 18 at 8.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Air Force owns the country's No. 213-rated mark, allowing 71.1 points per game on the highway. UNLV, on the other hand, rates No. 75 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Air Force, they were an 89-88 winner as they battled New Mexico at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Air Force got 30 points from Michael Lyons en route to an 89-88 victory over New Mexico on Saturday at Clune Arena.
UNLV lost its last outing, a 61-52 result against Fresno State on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. The Rebels endured a 61-52 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Mike Moser at Thomas & Mack Center.
Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing New Mexico are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Fresno State are 5-1
After a loss are 8-2
A few Falcons at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Air Force's last 11 games when playing on the road against UNLV
Air Force is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Air Force is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Air Force is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UNLV
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Air Force
UNLV is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
UNLV is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Air Force
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of UNLV's last 11 games when playing at home against Air Force