Betting on today's Bulldogs and Runnin' Rebels game? Catch the action at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, as the Runnin' Rebels hosts this showdown at 11:00 ET on CBSS. The over/under for this Mountain West conference contest is set at 141.5 points, with UNLV being favored by -8 at home against Fresno State.


The Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs +8

This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center at 11:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Runnin' Rebels.
  • Even though we have UNLV winning straight-up, we like Fresno State at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Fresno State has gone 8-2 when favored this season, but they are 0-9 when tabbed as the underdog. The Bulldogs are 1-5 on the road this season, and they have lost three straight games away from home.

Overall, Fresno State is 9-11 on the season, and they are coming off an 84-70 win over Air Force. In Mountain West play, the Bulldogs are just 2-5 compared to their 7-6 non-conference record.

As the underdog this season, Fresno State has gone 2-7 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-4, and their last 10 road ATS record is 4-6. The Bulldogs' overall ATS record is 8-11.

On the season, Fresno State's over/under record is 12-7 and today's line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

The Fresno State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. Air Force. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.9% while connecting on 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Isaiah Hill, who is averaging 12.5 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Xavier Dusell also maintains a PPG average of 9.7 heading into game.

Fresno State's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.0 points per game. Fresno State's three-point defense is currently 156th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.0% of their shots vs. Fresno State.

Will the Runnin' Rebels Live Up to Expectations at Home?

UNLV will look to get back on track at home, where they are just 5-6 on the season. They have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home. The Runnin' Rebels are coming off a 77-65 win over San Jose State.

So far this season, UNLV has been favored in eight games, going 5-3 in those contests. The team is 10-9 overall and 3-4 in Mountain West Conference play. At home, they have a scoring margin of +.1 points per game.

Against the spread, UNLV has a record of 10-6 this season. As the favorite, their ATS record is 4-4. At home, the Runnin' Rebels have gone 6-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, UNLV has a mark of 5-5.

UNLV's over/under record this season is 10-6 and today's line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

In their recent game, the Runnin' Rebels' offense concluded with 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.7 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Runnin' Rebels have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 81st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 209th in percentage and 194th in three-pointers made.

UNLV's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UNLV's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.6% this season.