Nevada @ UNLV
Current Records: Nevada 9-9; UNLV 12-9
What to Know
The UNLV Rebels will be returning home after a two-game road trip. UNLV and the Nevada Wolf Pack will face off in a Mountain West battle at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with Nevada and are hoping to record their first win since Feb. 7 of 2018.
UNLV didn’t have too much trouble with the Colorado State Rams on the road last week as they won 88-74. Guard Bryce Hamilton shot 8-for-14 from beyond the arc and finished with 45 points, five assists and seven rebounds, and this makes it four consecutive games in which he has scored at least 42% of UNLV’s points.
Meanwhile, Nevada found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 78-49 punch to the gut against the Utah State Aggies this past Saturday. Guard Grant Sherfield had a rough night: he played for 26 minutes but put up just four points on 1-for-12 shooting and four turnovers.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Rebels are expected to win a tight contest. Neither team has fared well against the spread — they are 6-12, while the Wolf Pack are 5-12.
UNLV’s victory lifted them to 12-9 while Nevada’s loss dropped them down to 9-9. In their victory, UNLV relied heavily on Hamilton, who shot 8-for-14 from downtown and finished with 45 points, five dimes and seven boards. Nevada will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.
How To Watch
When: Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ETWhere: Thomas & Mack Center — Las Vegas, NevadaTV: Fox Sports 1Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $35.65
The Rebels are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Wolf Pack, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rebels as a 2.5-point favorite.
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Nevada have won 11 out of their last 13 games against UNLV.
Feb 02, 2021 – Nevada 72 vs. UNLV 62Jan 31, 2021 – Nevada 89 vs. UNLV 60Feb 12, 2020 – Nevada 82 vs. UNLV 79Jan 22, 2020 – Nevada 86 vs. UNLV 72Feb 27, 2019 – Nevada 89 vs. UNLV 73Jan 29, 2019 – Nevada 87 vs. UNLV 70Mar 08, 2018 – Nevada 79 vs. UNLV 74Feb 28, 2018 – Nevada 101 vs. UNLV 75Feb 07, 2018 – UNLV 86 vs. Nevada 78Feb 25, 2017 – Nevada 94 vs. UNLV 58Feb 08, 2017 – Nevada 104 vs. UNLV 77Feb 20, 2016 – UNLV 102 vs. Nevada 91Jan 23, 2016 – Nevada 65 vs. UNLV 63
Injury Report for UNLV
Marvin Coleman: Game-Time Decision (Illness)Donovan Williams: Game-Time Decision (Knee)James Hampshire: Game-Time Decision (Shoulder)
Injury Report for Nevada
Warren Washington: Game-Time Decision (Finger)