UNLV Rebels host Chicago State Cougars in college basketball action
Chicago State Cougars vs UNLV Rebels Odds
The UNLV Rebels host Chicago State on Thursday, looking to build on their 11-2 mark against the 4-12 Cougars in college hoops action at Thomas & Mack Center.
The Rebels sit at 11-2 (6-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 4-12 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UNLV is 3-6 OU, and Chicago State is 1-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rebels) and the No. 300 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-60 result in favor of the Rebels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UNLV's No. 25-ranked scoring average of 78.8 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 294 and allowing 72.8 PPG. The Rebels FG% has averaged 45.3% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (39.7% per game).
Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.
Chicago State was a 58-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Toledo. Chicago State got 19 points from Jamere Dismukes en route to a 58-53 victory over Toledo on Monday at Savage Arena.
UNLV lost its last outing, a 79-73 result against North Carolina on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Anthony Bennett scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Rebels to a win (they lost 79-73 to North Carolina at Dean Smith Center on Saturday).
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing CS Bakersfield are 1-0
After playing North Carolina are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cougars at Rebels trends to consider:
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNLV is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Chicago State at NJIT, Saturday, January 12
UNLV home to CS Bakersfield, Saturday, January 5