- UNLV -7.5, 139
- @ JustBet
- UNLV -4
- @ 3DW
California has not posted a notable win before Pac-12 play commences and this will be their last chance for a victory that would impress the selection committee later in March. Coach Mike Montgomery continues to toy with the starting lineup, having several players who have lacked the right motivation on and off the court. Senior guard Jorge Gutierrez has been the most dependable and will be an elite player in the conference. Allen Crabbe can score in bunches and transfer Justin Cobbs wrestled away the starting point guard job. What Cal fans want to know is when Richard Solomon is ready to mature and the player he is capable of? The Bears are 3-11 ATS in road games versus teams outrebounding opponents by four or more per game.
Since stopping then No.1 North Carolina, UNLV has up and down performance-wise. In the initial part of the year, the Rebels were playing with uncommon energy and great desire, which blended with their athleticism, made them a force to reckon with. Starting with the Wichita State spanking, UNLV players have lacked the toughness and have been trying to skate by on their skills rather than playing as a team, until whipping Illinois last Saturday. With F Chace Stanback, PG Oscar Bellfield and F Mike Moser, this is good test to see if UNLV gets back on track. The Rebels are 1-9 ATS at home when the total is 130 to 139.5 the last two seasons.