Rams open as college hoops underdog vs Rebels
Colorado State Rams vs UNLV Rebels Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday as host UNLV looks to handle the Colorado State Rams in NCAA hoops action.
The Rams will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 11-8-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Rebels are 9-16 ATS. Colorado State is 6-11 on the totals; UNLV is 8-14.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Rams were listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rebels rated this week at No. 12 and the Rams sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-77 result in favor of the Rams.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UNLV's No. 54-ranked scoring average of 73.4 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 46 and allowing 60.8 PPG. The Rebels FG% has averaged 44.2% to date this season, less than the Rams shooters have managed so far (44.9% per game).
Defensively, Colorado State features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.
Colorado State won its last outing, an 89-86 result against Air Force on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Colorado State got 22 points from Dorian Green en route to an 89-86 victory over Air Force on Saturday at Clune Arena.
UNLV was a 72-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Diego State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Rebels got a 21-point performance from Anthony Bennett, who added 12 rebounds, as UNLV ran past San Diego State 72-70 on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center.
Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New Mexico are 4-6
After playing Air Force are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing Wyoming are 7-3
After playing San Diego State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Rams at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 5 games on the road
Colorado State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado State is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against UNLV
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNLV is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Colorado State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 6 games when playing Colorado State
UNLV is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing Colorado State
Colorado State home to New Mexico, Saturday, February 23
UNLV at Wyoming, Saturday, February 23