Boise State vs UNLV: Preview & Score Prediction

Boise State vs UNLV: Preview & Score Prediction

Boise State vs UNLV: Preview & Score Prediction


UNLV vs. Boise State Preview & Score Prediction

Check out the UNLV vs. Boise State game preview and score prediction

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UNLV (16-6, 5-4) vs. Boise State (18-4, 8-2) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Saturday, February 3rd
Tip-off: 5:00pm PT
Venue: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
Radio: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM Las Vegas
TV/stream: CBS Sports Network

Projected Runnin’ Rebels Lineup

G Jordan Johnson

G Jovan Mooring

F Tervelle Beck

F Shakur Juiston

C Brandon McCoy – Finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds against SJSU

Projected San Boise State Lineup

G Lexus Williams

G Alex Hobbs

F Chandler Hutchinson – Tallied 16 points in the teams win over Air Force.

F Chris Sengfelder

C Zach Haney

Why UNLV Will Win

If UNLV is going to have any chance of pulling off the upset on the road they are going to have to be much more effective on the glass.  The last time these teams met, a 83-74 Broncos win, the Runnin’ Rebels were out rebounded 48 to 29, with 13 of those 48 being offensive rebounds for Boise.  These teams match up very well with each other, and the first meeting was a close game up till the very end.  If McCoy and Juiston can step on the glass, and the rest of the team follows suit, UNLV will have a chance to escape Taco Bell Arena with a win. One other thing that will be vital for UNLV, containing BSU star Chandler Hutchinson.  He torched the Rebels for 32 points back in January.  Containing him and limiting his production is a must.

Why boise state Will Win

The Broncos have the blue print for what it’s going to take to get a win against the Rebels.  If they team rebound like they did in the first match up, and get a similar performance from Chandler Hutchinson, they are going to be extremely difficult to beat.  Especially on their home floor.  And another thing that could work out in their favor, is that the Runnin’ Rebels have struggled slowing down their opponents best players.  San Jose State’s Ryan Welage just torched them for 21, and Hutchinson was seemingly unstoppable the last time these teams played.

KenPom Line

Boise State -7, o/u 153

Score Prediction

UNLV 78, Boise State 82


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