akron vs UNLV ncaab prediction

NCAAB Akron vs UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Prediction 11/28/2023

The Akron Zips (3-2) travel to face off against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (2-2) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and televised on MWN. Both Akron and UNLV will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Akron Zips vs UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

The Akron Zips Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

So far this season, Akron has played five games and has a record of 3-2. In their three away games, they have gone 2-1, and in their two home games, they have gone 1-1. Prior to today’s game, Akron has a 2-3 ATS record. In their last five games, the team is 1-3 vs. the spread.

Akron’s games have, on average, featured 139 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.7 points so far. When assessing the Zips’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 66 points per game.

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

UNLV will be playing their 5th game of the season and currently have a record of 2-2. If UNLV can win today, their home record will be .500, as it currently stands at 1-2. As we assess UNLV’s performance against the spread, they currently stand at 2-2. However, taking into account their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, UNLV has a 3-6 ATS record.

Up to this point, games involving UNLV have had an average of 147.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 149.8 points. Their over/under record is 3-1-0. When looking at the Runnin’ Rebels’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 70 points per game.

Akron Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Akron offense concluded with only 59 points against Drake. Throughout the game, they made 5/21 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 43.8%. In terms of offense, the Zips have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 171st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 190th in percentage and 29th in three-pointers made.

Enrique Freeman (F) 16.5 11.5 1.5
Mikal Dawson (G) 10.7 3.0 1.2
Sammy Hunter (F) 10.3 2.8 0.7

UNLV Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the UNLV offense ended with 75 points against Florida State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 56.9% and made 2 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jalen Hill, who is averaging 12.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Luis Rodriguez also maintains a PPG average of 12 heading into game.

Jalen Hill (F) 12.6 7.4 1.6
Luis Rodriguez (G) 12.0 5.8 1.6
Kalib Boone (F) 14.2 4.8 0.8

Akron Team Defense

In the current season, the Akron defense has excelled, sitting 76th in the nation by allowing 66.7 points per game. So far, the Akron defense is giving up an average of 6.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (418th).

UNLV Team Defense

At present, the Runnin’ Rebels’ defense is nationally ranked 157th, allowing 74.6 points per game. UNLV’s three-point defense is currently 83rd in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 51.1% of their shots vs. UNLV.

Zips vs Runnin’ Rebels Trends

  • Although Akron has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 72 points per game in these games.
  • In their last five home games, UNLV has averaged 73 points per game while allowing 75. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • As the betting underdog, the Zips have an ATS mark of just 2-7-1 in their last ten games. Akron posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Runnin’ Rebels have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Zips vs Runnin’ Rebels Prediction

Not only do we have the Runnin’ Rebels winning this one by a score of 75-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Runnin’ Rebels at -2.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 141, and our model predicts the Zips and Runnin’ Rebels to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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