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UNLV Rebels vs Pacific Tigers College Basketball Betting Preview

The Pacific Tigers host UNLV on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-6 mark against the 8-2 Rebels in college basketball betting action at Spanos Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Pacific Tigers to cover the point spread in this one found them as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

UNLV Rebels vs Pacific Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UNLV Rebels have watched them go 8-2 and 8-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Pacific Tigers are at 5-6 and 3-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Pacific Tigers are 7-3, while the UNLV Rebels have a 9-1 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 147-ranked Pacific Tigers and the No. 18-rated UNLV Rebels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Pacific's No. 139-ranked scoring average of 75.64 PPG, against a UNLV Rebels defense rated No. 166 and allowing 72.9 PPG. The Pacific Tigers FG% has averaged 46.82% to date this season, less than the UNLV Rebels shooters have managed so far (51.41% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brandon McCoy scored 22 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for UNLV on Sunday, leading the Rebels to a 89-82 victory over Illinois at MGM Grand.

The Tigers endured a 86-72 loss at the hands of the Cowboys on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Miles Reynolds at Arena-Auditorium.

Betting Trends
  • UNLV is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • UNLV is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNLV's last 5 games
  • UNLV is 4-16-1 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Pacific is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • Pacific is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UNLV home to Mississippi Valley State, Wednesday, December 20th
Pacific at Arizona State, Friday, December 22nd