- The Michigan Wolverines are 12.5-point favorites and -900 on the moneyline against the UNLV Rebels.
- The total for the game is set at 135.5 with (-110) betting odds on both sides.
LAS VEGAS – The UNLV Rebels have somewhat of a home-court advantage over the Michigan Wolverines despite the game being in a natural location.
The UNLV Rebels may be catching the Michigan Wolverines at a bad time. Michigan is coming off of a loss and will likely be playing with a sense of energy they haven’t had this year. Legal sports betting sites have set the spread at a high number, but potentially not high enough.
Michigan vs UNLV Spread Odds
- Michigan Wolverines -12.5 -110
- UNLV Rebels +12.5 -110
UNLV has been bad thus far this season. Yes, they’re 3-0 straight up, but 0-3 against the spread as they’re only winning by an average of 3.7 points per game.
They’re also shooting just 36.2% from the floor, 11% worse than the Wolverines.
There will likely be some bettors who see the Wolverines are coming off of a loss and think that they’re simply overrated and will take a risk on the Rebels’ moneyline. It’s a risky play that will likely not payout, but if it does, college basketball betting sites are offering a long price.
Michigan vs UNLV Moneyline Odds
- Michigan Wolverines -900
- UNLV Rebels +600
There’s little to indicate that a UNLV team that has barely beaten North Dakota State and Gardner-Webb can even keep the game against the No. 4 team in the country competitive, nonetheless win outright.
Betting The Total: 135.5 Points
The total is set at an interesting spot that almost brings up the question, “What do the sportsbooks know that the public doesn’t?” Neither team trends towards the OVER being the right play in this matchup.
UNLV vs Michigan Total Odds
- OVER 135.5 -110
- UNDER 135.5 -110
UNLV’s three games have averaged 117.3 points per game while no game has even reached 130 points.
Even Michigan isn’t a part of the most high-scoring games. Just one of the Wolverines’ three games has had OVER 135.5 points this season with each of the last two games going UNDER the set total.
These teams combine to allow just 121.3 points per game, showing it may be a defensive performance. People on the east coast would need to stay up late for this one as those interested in watching can tune in to ESPN2 at 12:30 a.m. EST on Saturday.
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