Nevada vs. UNLV: Preview, Score Prediction

Nevada vs. UNLV: Preview, Score Prediction

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Nevada vs. UNLV: Preview, Score Prediction


Nevada vs UNLV Preview & Score Prediction

The Nevada Wolf Pack will host the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels as these two in-state rivals clash in Reno. 

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Nevada (20-4,9-1) vs. UNLV (16-7, 5-5) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, February 7th
Tip-off: 8:00pm PT
Venue: Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Radio: ESPN 94.5FM
TV/stream: CBS Sports Network

Projected Nevada Lineup

G Lindsey Drew
G Kendall Stephens
G/F Jordan Caroline
F Cody Martin
F Caleb Martin -Scored 26 points in Nevada’s win over Colorado State on 2/3

Projected UNLV Lineup

G Jovan Mooring
G Jordan Johnson
F Brandon McCoy -Scored 24 points in a 93-91 loss to Boise State on 2/3
F Shakur Juiston
F Tervell Beck

Why nevada Will Win

Nevada and UNLV are two of the best offenses in the Mountain West. The Wolf Pack average 83 points per game while the Rebels average 86 points per game. The Rebels have a talented and tall frontcourt in Shakur Juiston and potential lottery pick Brandon McCoy. The Rebels have a pair of talent guards in Jordan Johnson and Jovan Mooring. This is a much-improved UNLV team from the dumpster fire Rebels team from last year and they have the talent to pull off the huge upset in Reno on Wednesday night,

But the Wolf Pack are just a more complete team than UNLV is right now and while the Rebels have a much-improved team, the Wolf Pack are just better now with the Martin twins and Kendall Stephens providing the offense and the steadiness of Lindsey Drew. The Wolf Pack are also a better defensive team than the Rebels which will offset the Rebels offense. Despite the height disadvantages the Wolf Pack must deal with against UNLV, Nevada’s balanced offense. better defense and the home crowd will be enough for the Wolf Pack to defeat their Silver State rivals to the south.

Score Prediction

Nevada 81, UNLV 74


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