UNLV @ San Jose State
Current Records: UNLV 9-7; San Jose State 7-7
What to Know
The San Jose State Spartans have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the UNLV Rebels and are hoping to record their first win since Feb. 11 of 2017. The Spartans and UNLV will face off in a Mountain West battle at 9 p.m. ET on Monday at Provident Credit Union Event Center. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
SJSU was pulverized by the Colorado State Rams 78-42 this past Saturday. One thing holding SJSU back was the mediocre play of guard Trey Smith, who did not have his best game: he played for 34 minutes but put up just three points on 1-for-12 shooting.
Meanwhile, UNLV was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Friday as they fell 73-68 to the Fresno State Bulldogs. UNLV's defeat shouldn't obscure the performances of guard Bryce Hamilton, who had 24 points, and forward Royce Hamm Jr., who had 14 points along with eight rebounds.
The Spartans are expected to lose this next one by 8. Now might not be the best time to take SJSU against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
The losses put SJSU at 7-7 and UNLV at 9-7. SJSU and UNLV are both 3-3 after wins this year, but that symmetry won't hold for long.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Provident Credit Union Event Center -- San Jose, California
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
The Rebels are a big 8-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Rebels, as the game opened with the Rebels as a 5.5-point favorite.
UNLV have won nine out of their last 11 games against San Jose State.
- Feb 21, 2021 - UNLV 67 vs. San Jose State 64
- Feb 19, 2021 - UNLV 76 vs. San Jose State 60
- Feb 29, 2020 - UNLV 92 vs. San Jose State 69
- Jan 15, 2020 - UNLV 98 vs. San Jose State 87
- Feb 16, 2019 - UNLV 71 vs. San Jose State 64
- Jan 19, 2019 - UNLV 94 vs. San Jose State 56
- Jan 31, 2018 - UNLV 76 vs. San Jose State 67
- Jan 03, 2018 - UNLV 82 vs. San Jose State 76
- Feb 11, 2017 - San Jose State 76 vs. UNLV 74
- Jan 28, 2017 - San Jose State 76 vs. UNLV 72
- Feb 10, 2016 - UNLV 64 vs. San Jose State 61
Injury Report for San Jose State
- Ibrahima Diallo: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
Injury Report for UNLV
- James Hampshire: Game-Time Decision (Shoulder)