UNLV Runnin’ Rebels VS Boise State Broncos

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03/05/2020

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Spread: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -2

Over/Under: 141

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs Boise State Broncos 3/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs Boise State Broncos 3/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs Boise State Broncos 3/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The 2020 Mountain West Tournament continues on Thursday with the quarterfinals. One of the quarterfinal matchups is the No. 4 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels taking on the No. 5 Boise State Broncos. Both teams had first round byes but both teams are seeking to get the upper hand and advance to the semifinals. UNLV will have the homecourt advantage throughout the tournament since all games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada.

UNLV ended their regular season with a conference record of 12-6 but they were in a three-way tie with the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Utah State Aggies. But without the help of the tiebreaker, UNLV only managed to place fourth and a matchup against the No. 5 Boise State. The two teams had a preview of their tournament match with regular season game last February 26. The Runnin’ Rebels got the 76-66 win over the Broncos with G Amauri Hardy leading the way with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. G Bryce Hamilton added 22 points, eight boards and two assists.

The Runnin’ Rebels played well at the Thomas & Mack Center this season with a record of 12-6. They are averaging 74.3 points and 40.3 rebounds per game while shooting 45.6% from the field, 30.9% from the three-point area and 70.3% from the free throw line. UNLV are just 4-6 in their last ten matchups against Boise State. They are also 5-0 ATS and 5-0 SU in their last five games.

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs Boise State Broncos Predictions 3/5/2020

On the other hand, the Boise State Broncos finished the regular season with a conference record of 11-7, tied with the Colorado State Rams. However, the Broncos own the tiebreaker and avoided a first round game. The Broncos are looking to bounce back after losing their regular season finale against UNLV, 76-66. In the 10-point loss, G Justinian Jessup had a team-high 19 points with seven rebounds and three assists while G Derrick Alston added 11 points, eight boards and two assists.

The Broncos are not a good road team this season with a record of 4-8 away from home. They are averaging 71.8 points and 32.8 rebounds per game while shooting 43.5% from the field, 33.0% from beyond the arc and 73.5% from the charity stripe. Boise State know that they have to play their best basketball of the season if they want to make it past UNLV to the semifinals. The Broncos are 8-3 ATS and 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.  

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs Boise State Broncos. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -2. UNLV and Boise State face off in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Mountain West Tournament. The Runnin’ Rebels have the homecourt advantage with the Broncos’ road woes being well-documented. Despite their road struggles, expect Boise State to fight to the end against UNLV. Prediction is a close 70-67 win for the Runnin’ Rebels over the Broncos.

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 5:00 PM- EST

Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada

Date: March 5, 2020

Live: CBSSN

NCAAB Odds: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -2

Total Odds: 141

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