The UNLV Rebels and the Fresno State Bulldogs are set to square off in a Mountain West matchup at 11 p.m. ET on Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels are 9-6 overall and 9-4 at home, while Fresno State is 11-4 overall and 1-4 on the road. Fresno State has won seven of the last 10 head-to-head matchups and has covered the spread nine times during that span.
The Bulldogs are favored by 1.5 points in the latest UNLV vs. Fresno State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 129.5. Before entering any Fresno State vs. UNLV picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- UNLV vs. Fresno State spread: Fresno State -1.5
- UNLV vs. Fresno State over-under: 129.5 points
What you need to know about UNLV
UNLV took its game against the New Mexico Lobos on Tuesday by a decisive 85-56 score. Among those leading the charge for UNLV was forward Donovan Williams, who had 29 points. Bryce Hamilton also had 17 points in the victory and is averaging 18.3 points per game for the season.
UNLV outrebounded New Mexico 43-29 in the victory, which was a huge turnaround after being outrebounded 51-35 in a loss to San Diego State on New Year's Day. The Rebels will have to be solid on the boards again as they take on a Fresno State squad that has been strong on the glass.
What you need to know about Fresno State
Meanwhile, the San Jose State Spartans typically have all the answers at home, but on Tuesday Fresno State proved too difficult a challenge. Fresno State made easy work of the Spartans and carried off a 79-59 victory. The Bulldogs' forward Orlando Robinson dropped a double-double on 31 points and 12 rebounds.
Robinson will be a difficult matchup for a UNLV squad that only has one player averaging more than 10 minutes per game that is over 6-foot-6. Robinson is a seven-footer who is averaging 19.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, and he'll be eager to have a big performance in Las Vegas as a local product.
How to make UNLV vs. Fresno State picks
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