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NCAAB Game Preview - Falcons underdogs vs Rebels at UNLV

Air Force FalconsUNLV Rebels
March 10, 11:30 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

Air Force Falcons vs UNLV Rebels Odds

15-14TEAM RECORD23-7

UNLV looks to cover the Rebels-Falcons pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 23-7 mark when they host Air Force in college basketball action.

This game is part of the Mountain West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.

UNLV battles the Falcons, currently sitting with a 15-14 mark (14-9-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-15-1 for the Rebels and 14-9 for the Falcons.

View Air Force vs UNLV Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rebels as 13.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rebels sit at No. 18 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Falcons sit at No. 164 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rebels will win this game 75-66.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNLV's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 72 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 68 at 64.1 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, less than the Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Defensively, Air Force features the nation's No. 61-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Air Force was a 66-61 loser on the road against New Mexico. They covered the 13–point spread as underdogs. Derek Brooks scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Falcons to a win (they lost 66-61 to New Mexico at The Pit on Saturday).

UNLV was a 78-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Utah. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. The Rebels blew out Utah on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-58 win at Huntsman Center.

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing New Mexico are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Utah are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Falcons at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Air Force's last 5 games when playing on the road against UNLV
Air Force is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 5 games on the road
Air Force is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 5 games when playing at home against Air Force
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Air Force
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Air Force
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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