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Wolf Pack open as college hoops underdog vs Rebels

UNLV RebelsNevada Wolf Pack
March 2, 4:00 PM | Lawlor Events Center

UNLV Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds

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Lawlor Events Center will host Nevada Wolf Pack vs. UNLV Rebels action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Rebels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-17 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolf Pack are 10-13-3 ATS. UNLV is 8-16 on the totals; Nevada is 11-9-1.

View UNLV vs Nevada Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Rebels were listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 259-ranked Wolf Pack and the No. 7-rated Rebels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-65 win for the Rebels on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nevada's No. 177-ranked offense, averaging 67.4 PPG, against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 93 at 63.2 PPG. The Wolf Pack field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Rebels marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, UNLV features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Nevada, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UNLV, they were a 65-42 winner as they battled Wyoming on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. The battle between the Rebels and Cowboys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wyoming was handed a 65-42 defeat on Saturday at Arena-Auditorium.

Last time out for Nevada, they were a 73-47 loser as they battled Boise State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Nevada was run off the court by the Broncos on Wednesday as Boise State routed them 73-47 at Taco Bell Arena.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boise State are 3-2
After playing Wyoming are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Mexico are 0-1
After playing Boise State are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rebels at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNLV's last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Nevada
UNLV is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 3-15 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Nevada is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nevada's last 7 games
Nevada is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Nevada is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UNLV

Next up:
UNLV home to Boise State, Tuesday, March 5
Nevada home to New Mexico, Wednesday, March 6