Colorado State Rams vs UNLV Runnin’ NCAAB Betting Prediction

Colorado State Rams vs UNLV Runnin’ Prediction 2/24/2024

The Colorado State Rams (20-7) travel to face off against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (15-10) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and televised on CBSS. UNLV is coming off a win in their previous game, while Colorado State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the New Mexico. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Colorado State Rams vs UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

The Colorado State Rams Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Colorado State is favored by 1.5 points on the road against UNLV. The Rams have gone 20-7 this season, including an 8-6 record in Mountain West games. They have gone 5-6 on the road this year, and their average scoring margin in road games is +1.8.

Over the team’s last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6. In their most recent game, they lost to New Mexico by a score of 68-66. This season, the Rams have been the favorite in 20 games, going 17-3 in those matchups.

As the favorite this season, Colorado State has gone 13-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rams have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, CSU has an ATS record of 6-5 this year and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

Colorado State’s over/under record for the season is 10-15-1, and today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (147.7). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 129 points.

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Are Coming Off A Win

UNLV is 15-10 overall and 8-5 in the Mountain West. They are 7-7 at home this season and have gone 6-4 at home in their last ten games. On the year, they have been the underdog in nine of their 25 games, going 4-5 in those contests.

As for their opponent, Colorado State, they have gone 13-12 overall and 4-8 in the Mountain West. They are 2-3 in their last five games and 2-1 in their last three games on the road.

As the underdog this season, UNLV has gone 7-2 vs. the spread. At home, the Runnin’ Rebels have an ATS record of 8-6 and are 6-2 ATS on the road. Over their last three games as the underdog, UNLV is 3-0 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 12-10. On average, their games have finished with 142.1 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line in their games of 143. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points.

Colorado State Offense Breakdown

Colorado State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against New Mexico. In that game, they made 6/20 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 41.4%. The team’s scoring leader is Isaiah Stevens, who holds an average of 16.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dominique Clifford is averaging 12.6 points per game this season.

Isaiah Stevens (G) 16.3 3.1 7.4
Dominique Clifford (G) 12.6 7.2 2.4
Joel Scott (F) 12.0 6.1 1.4

UNLV Offense Breakdown

The Runnin’ Rebels’ offense finished with 72 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.5 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Dedan Thomas Jr., who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 12.4, while Luis Rodriguez also maintains a PPG average of 11.4 leading up to the game.

Dedan Thomas Jr. (G) 12.4 2.8 5.7
Luis Rodriguez (G) 11.4 6.6 1.5
Kalib Boone (F) 11.7 4.8 1.4

Colorado State Team Defense

This season, the Colorado State defense has been impressive, holding the 74th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.9 points per contest. Against New Mexico in their most recent game, the Colorado State defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing New Mexico to hit 37% of their shots.

UNLV Team Defense

So far, the Runnin’ Rebels’ defense is ranked 88th in the country at 68.7 points per contest. Against Air Force, the Runnin’ Rebels’ defense gave up 43 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Air Force only made 2 free-throws.

Rams vs Runnin’ Rebels Trends

  • Although Colorado State has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 66 points per game in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, UNLV has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 74 points per game.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Runnin’ Rebels have an ATS record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Rams have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 8-2.

Rams vs Runnin’ Rebels Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +1.5, we recommend going with the Runnin’ Rebels on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 138.5, and our model projects the Rams and Runnin’ Rebels to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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