The Utah State Aggies (22-7, 11-5 MWC) aim to extend a three-game winning streak when they visit the UNLV Rebels (17-11, 6-10 MWC) at 11:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Thomas & Mack Center. The matchup airs on CBS Sports Network.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Aggies and the Rebels features the Aggies as close 2-point favorites. The game’s over/under is 147.5.
Utah State vs. UNLV Odds
Point Spread for Utah State vs. UNLV
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing Utah State as the favorite.
Utah State vs. UNLV Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Utah State has -149 odds to pick up the win, while UNLV is listed at +126 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 147.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Arena: Thomas & Mack Center
Utah State vs. UNLV Betting Trends
In Utah State’s 28 games this year, it has 17 wins against the spread. The Aggies have come away with 21 wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Utah State’s games this year have hit the over 63% of the time (17 out of 27 games with a set point total).
In UNLV’s 27 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Rebels have won 42.9% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (3-4). UNLV’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 66.7% of the time (18 out of 27 games with a set point total).
Utah State vs. UNLV Key Players to Watch
Taylor Funk is putting up 13.1 points, 1.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Max Shulga puts up 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Daniel Akin leads the Aggies at 7.1 rebounds per contest, while also posting 0.8 assists and 12 points.
Keshon Gilbert is the Rebels’ top assist man (3.3 per game), and he averages 12.1 points and 4 rebounds. Luis Rodriguez is averaging a team-leading 5.5 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 11.2 points and 1.3 assists, making 41.3% of his shots from the field and 30.6% from 3-point range, with 1.4 triples per game. David Muoka gives the Rebels 4.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. He also averages 0.5 steals and 1.5 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Utah State Aggies
Utah State has put together a 9-7-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. With 78.4 points per game on offense, the Aggies rank 35th in the nation. At the other end, they cede 70 points per contest, which ranks 181st in college basketball. Utah State is 109th in college basketball with 33 rebounds per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 42nd with 28.4 rebounds allowed per contest.
The Aggies are putting up 80.9 points per game this year in home games, which is 7.7 more points than they’re averaging on the road (73.2). Utah State is thriving in terms of three-point shooting, as it ranks 15th-best in college basketball in threes (9.6 per game) and second-best in shooting percentage from beyond the arc (40%). This season, the Aggies are ceding 7.2 treys per game (186th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.7% (296th-ranked) from downtown.
The Aggies are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their past 10 games. Five of Utah State’s last 10 contests have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Utah State has been racking up 73.7 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 78.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Utah State’s defense has been tougher lately, as the team has given up 68.2 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 70 points per game its opponents average this season.
What you need to know about the UNLV Rebels
UNLV has covered seven times in 16 matchups with a spread in conference play this season. The Rebels score 74.5 points per game and give up 68.8, making them 117th in college basketball offensively and 144th defensively. UNLV collects 30.8 rebounds per game and give up 33 boards, ranking 246th and 296th, respectively, in college basketball.
At home the Rebels are scoring 75.5 points per game, 0.3 more than they are averaging away (75.2). UNLV is 120th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.9 per game) and 157th in 3-point percentage (34.8%). The Rebels are the 19th-worst squad in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.9 per game) and 273rd in 3-point percentage defensively (35.3%).
The Rebels have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. UNLV has gone over the total in six of its last 10 games. Over its past 10 games, UNLV is tallying 70.8 points per contest, compared to its season average of 74.5. The Rebels have played worse defensively over their previous 10 games, giving up 70.5 points per contest, 1.7 more points their than season average of 68.8.
Utah State vs. UNLV Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Utah State, and we project that UNLV will cover the spread (Utah State -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 147.5 points.
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