Wyoming Cowboys vs UNLV Rebels Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Wyoming when they take on the UNLV Rebels on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
The Rebels bring a 15-4 record (7-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-2 Cowboys, who are 11-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UNLV go 6-9 so far and the Cowboys go 5-6.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UNLV sat as 9-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rebels - Cowboys odds would favor the Rebels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNLV is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wyoming is at No. 126. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-76 win for the Rebels.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 30 nationally ranked offense (76.9 points per game) against a Cowboys defense that sits as the No. 5 at 53.8 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 45.2% from the field, more than the Cowboys have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
Defensively, Wyoming features the nation's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.3 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Wyoming, they were a 58-45 winner as they battled San Diego State at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Cowboys grabbed a 58-45 win over the Aztecs on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Leonard Washington at Arena-Auditorium.
UNLV lost its last outing, a 66-61 result against Colorado State on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. UNLV suffered a 66-61 loss against Colorado State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Anthony Marshall in a losing effort at Moby Arena.
Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Air Force are 4-6
After playing San Diego State are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Nevada are 9-1
After playing Colorado State are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few Cowboys at Rebels trends to consider:
Wyoming is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wyoming 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 at home
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wyoming
UNLV is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Wyoming
UNLV is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Wyoming home to Air Force, Saturday, January 26
UNLV home to Nevada, Tuesday, January 29