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Creighton vs UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Prediction 12/13/2023

The Creighton Bluejays (8-1) travel to face off against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (3-4) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson and televised on CBSS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Creighton Bluejays vs UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Creighton will be playing their 10th game of the season against UNLV and they currently have a record of 8-1. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Creighton is 4-1. Heading into today’s game, Creighton has a 6-2 ATS record. On the road this season, Creighton is a perfect 3-0 ATS. In their last ten road games, Creighton holds a solid 6-4 (ATS) record.

After nine games, Creighton has an over/under record of 4-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 147.4 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Bluejays’ games have averaged 146 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Are Coming Off A Win

Today marks the 8th game of the season for UNLV, who currently have a 3-4 record. Over their last ten games at home, which includes last year, UNLV has a record of 4-6. Prior to today’s game, UNLV holds a 2-3 ATS record. In home games this season, UNLV is 1-3 vs. the spread and has a 2-7 ATS record in their previous ten home games.

Looking at their over/under performance through seven games, UNLV has an over/under record of 4-1-0, with their games averaging 146.4 points per game on average. In the Runnin’ Rebels’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 149 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-0.

Creighton Offense Breakdown

Creighton’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Oklahoma State, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 86.8 points per game. For the season, the Creighton offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 320th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 51%.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.6 7.3 4.0
Trey Alexander (G) 15.9 6.4 4.9
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 15.1 6.6 1.6

UNLV Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Runnin’ Rebels’ offense finished with 72 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73 points per contest. The top scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels was Luis Rodriguez with 13 points, while Dedan Thomas Jr. also chipped in with 12 points.

Kalib Boone (F) 13.7 5.0 1.5
Dedan Thomas Jr. (G) 11.7 3.4 6.0
Luis Rodriguez (G) 11.6 6.1 1.9

Creighton Team Defense

This season, the Creighton defense has been impressive, holding the 37th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.9 points per contest. Against Oklahoma State in their most recent game, the Creighton defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Oklahoma State to hit 40% of their shots.

UNLV Team Defense

UNLV’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 74.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Akron, the Zips finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 70 points vs. UNLV.

Bluejays vs Runnin’ Rebels Trends

  • Creighton has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 79 points per game while allowing 64. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • Although UNLV has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-3. The team averaged 73 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Runnin’ Rebels have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. UNLV posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Bluejays have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Bluejays vs Runnin’ Rebels Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +14.5, 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.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 148.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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