NCAA hoops odds preview - Fresno State vs. UNLV
Fresno State Bulldogs vs UNLV Rebels Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the UNLV vs Fresno State battle Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center as the Rebels look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Rebels sit at 23-7 (11-18 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 10-18 (16-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UNLV is 9-17 OU, and Fresno State is 9-13 OU.
Bettors looking to side with UNLV in this one found them as 14.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Rebels and the No. 130-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-63 result in favor of the Rebels.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UNLV's No. 5-rated squad against Fresno State's No. 284-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UNLV rates No. 136 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 188 nationally with 6 per match.
Defensively, Fresno State features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.9 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Fresno State was a 56-41 winner at home against Air Force. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Fresno State got 21 points from Tyler Johnson en route to a 56-41 victory over Air Force on Saturday at Save Mart Center.
UNLV won its last outing, a 68-64 result against Boise State on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed a 68-64 win over the Broncos on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Bryce Dejean-Jones at Thomas & Mack Center.
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Air Force are 5-1
After a win are 3-7
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Boise State are 2-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Fresno State's last 6 games on the road
Fresno State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 6 games at home
UNLV is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Fresno State