BYU vs UNLV 12/15/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: UNLV Rebels vs BYU Cougars
Date & Time: 12/16/2018, 1:30 AM UTC
Latest Odds: BYU -5.5 Total 154
TV Channel: ESPN 3

The BYU Cougars visit T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday to play the UNLV Rebels. BYU moved to 8-4 on the season with an 85-66 rout of Portland State on Wednesday. The Cougars were led by TJ Haws with 30 points. Haws hit 5 3-pointers on the night to score the highest number of points in a single game during his career with the Cougars.

UNLV dropped to 4-4 on the season following its 77-74 loss to Illinois. The Rebels were led in the loss by Joe Ntambwe with 18 points, while Cheikh Mbacke Diong scored 12 and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Rebels. However, UNLV could shoot just 34% from the field while Illinois shot 47%.
Yoeli Childs is leading BYU in scoring and rebounding with averages of 22.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. Two other players, TJ Haws (17.3 ppg) and Jahshire Hardnett (10.8 ppg) are averaging double figures. Haws is leading the Cougars in assists with an average of 5.1 per game. BYU is shooting 47.3% from the field and 30.2% from 3-point territory.

Kris Clyburn leads the Rebels in scoring with an average of 11.3 points per game. Noah Robotham leads the Rebels in assists with an average of 3.4 per game. Shakur Juiston is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. UNLV is shooting 43.7% from the field and 27.3% from 3-point territory.

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Betting Trends

BYU is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 versus Mountain West Conference teams

The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Cougars last 8 on neutral courts

UNLV is 5-2 ATS in its last 7

The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Rebels last 6 on Saturday

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: BYU Cougars -5.5

BYU has covered the number in 5 of the last 7 following a win straight up and 6 of the last 7 versus MWC teams. UNLV has covered the number in just 1 of the last 6 on neutral courts and just 2 of its last 7 versus West Coast Conference teams. Final Score Prediction, BYU Cougars win and cover ATS 79-71.


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