NCAA basketball on Tuesday night and we will see the Arizona Wildcats travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to take on the UNLV Runnin Rebels. The game has a start time of 10:00 pm (Eastern) and will be televised on CBSSN. Vegas odds have the Wildcats listed as 13 point favorites, while the total sits at 129.
Analysis: The Arizona Wildcats come in with a perfect 12-0 mark on the year, which has them currently ranked 3rd in the national polls. The Wildcats are off a hard fought road win over UTEP, which was their first true road game of the year. The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 vs. Mountain West. Arizona has been a very good offensive team this year, ranking 34th in scoring (77.1 ppg), 7th in shooting (50.7 %), 70th in 3 point shooting (37.8%) and 259th in FT shooting (65.4%). Defensively this team has been solid as always, as they come in ranked 50th in points allowed (59.4 ppg), 68th in defensive FG% (39.0%) and 138th in 3 point defense (32.2%).
The UNLV Runnin Rebels come in off a tough 59-46 loss to Utah on Saturday night. The loss now has the Rebels at 7-3 on the year, which includes a perfect 5-0 mark at home. UNLV is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game, but 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12 and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Runnin Rebels have not been a good offensive squad this year, ranking 193rd in scoring (67.5 ppg), 161st in shooting (43.9 %), 200th in 3 point shooting (33.3%) and 340th in FT shooting (59.2%). The defense has been decent for the Rebels, as they come in ranked 130th in points allowed (63.7 ppg), 22nd in defensive FG% (36.9%) and 116th in 3 point defense (31.4%).
Pick: Can't really look anywhere but the Under in this game. The UNLV offense is struggling right now and at showed in their last game where they put up just 46 points at home to Utah. For the year UNLV averages just 67.5 ppg and will be taking on an Arizona defense that has allowed just 59.4 ppg on the year. Defensively the Rebels have not been terrible as they have allowed just 63.7 ppg and in a pretty slow paced game they should be able to keep the Arizona offense under wraps for the most part. Lets also note that we have two bad FT shooting teams in this game as the Wildcats are 259th, while UNLV is 340th. Not allot of extra points from the charity stripe. The Under is 4-1-1 in Wildcats last 6 vs. Mountain West and 24-5 in UNLV's last 29 games on Tuesday. 68-55 sounds about right for this one.
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