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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Rebels at UNLV

Fresno State BulldogsUNLV Rebels
8-12January 25, 2014, 10:05 | Thomas & Mack Center12-7

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 Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-10-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Rebels are 12-7 ATS. Fresno State is 9-9 on the totals; UNLV is 9-9.

View Fresno State Bulldogs vs UNLV Rebels Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bulldogs were listed as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Rebels and the No. 227-rated Bulldogs in this matchup.

Fresno State was a 96-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against Nevada. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Fresno State got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Tyler Johnson in a losing cause in their 96-86 loss to Nevada on Wednesday.

Last time out for UNLV, they were a 62-42 winner as they battled Utah State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Rebels blew out Utah State on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 62-42 win at Thomas & Mack Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UNLV's No. 7-rated squad against Fresno State's No. 165-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UNLV rates No. 186 in the country with 5.42 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 53 nationally with 7.6 per match.

A few Bulldogs at Rebels trends to consider:
Fresno State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Fresno State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Fresno State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fresno State's last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
UNLV is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UNLV's last 9 games
UNLV is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Fresno State home to Wyoming, Wednesday, January 29th
UNLV at San Jose State, Wednesday, January 29th