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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Thunderbirds underdogs vs Rebels at Southern Utah

UNLV RebelsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
3-4December 14, 2013, 07:00 | Centrum Arena1-5

Southern Utah looks to cover the Thunderbirds-Rebels pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 1-5 mark when they host UNLV in college basketball wagering action.

The Thunderbirds sport a record of 1-5 and 0-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rebels have 3-4 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Thunderbirds and 2-5 for the Rebels.

View UNLV Rebels vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Utah Thunderbirds as 14.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 341-ranked Thunderbirds and the No. 101-rated Rebels in this matchup.

UNLV was a 63-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. UNLV suffered a 63-58 loss against Arizona on Saturday, getting 16 points from Bryce Dejean-Jones in a losing effort at McKale Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Utah's No. 253 nationally ranked offense (60.33 points per game) against a Rebels defense that sits as the No. 73 at 67 PPG. The Thunderbirds have been averaging 36.17% from the field, less than the Rebels have managed so far this season (43.17% on average).

Next up:
UNLV home to Radford, Wednesday, December 18th
Southern Utah at San Diego State, Wednesday, December 18th