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UNLV Rebels face Nevada Wolf Pack: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

UNLV RebelsNevada Wolf Pack
19-11March 08, 2014, 10:05 | Lawlor Events Center14-16

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Rebels of UNLV hit the hard court against the Wolf Pack of Nevada.

Nevada battles the Rebels, currently sitting with a 19-11 mark (18-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 17-12 for the Wolf Pack and 16-13 for the Rebels.

View UNLV Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds and Stats.

Nevada opened as 0-point in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 159 (Wolf Pack) and the No. 78 (Rebels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, UNLV was a 73-64 loser at home against San Diego State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. UNLV suffered a 73-64 loss against San Diego State on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Khem Birch in a losing effort at Thomas & Mack Center.

Nevada was an 83-81 winner in its last match on the road against Boise State. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Nevada got 25 points from Deonte Burton en route to an 83-81 victory over Boise State on Wednesday at Taco Bell Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rebels is ranked No. 9 in NCAA hoops at 40.13 per game. Contrast that with Nevada’s No. 136 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nevada is the No. 93-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while UNLV rates No. 155 at 5.77 per game.

A few Rebels at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
UNLV is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
UNLV is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNLV's last 6 games
UNLV is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Nevada is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Nevada is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Nevada is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games at home
Nevada is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home