Mountain West Tournament - Colorado State Rams visit UNLV Rebels in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Colorado State Rams vs UNLV Rebels Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas & Mack Center Friday as host UNLV looks to handle the Colorado State Rams in NCAA hoops action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Mountain West Tournament.
The Rebels sport records of 24-8 and 12-19 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rams have 25-7 and 13-13-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-19 for the Rebels and 11-12-1 for the Rams.
The Rebels were listed as 4.5-point favorites 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:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Rebels and the No. 10-ranked Rams, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-77 result in favor of the Rams.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UNLV's No. 6-rated squad against Colorado State's No. 5-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UNLV rates No. 138 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 281 nationally with 5.1 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Colorado State owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 65.6 points per game on the highway. UNLV, on the other hand, rates No. 77 in scoring at home.
Colorado State was a 67-61 winner in its last match at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Colorado State got 18 points from Wes Eikmeier en route to a 67-61 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday at Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV won its last outing, a 72-56 result against Air Force on March 13. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed a 72-56 win over the Falcons on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Anthony Bennett at Thomas & Mack Center.
Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Fresno State are 7-2
After a win are 7-3
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Air Force are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Rams at Rebels trends to consider:
Colorado State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games when playing on the road against UNLV
Colorado State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against UNLV
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 5 games when playing Colorado State
UNLV is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
UNLV is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Colorado State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UNLV's last 8 games at home