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#817 UNLV 137.5 vs.
#818 California -3.5
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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UNLV Rebels vs. California Golden Bears

Where: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA

When: Tuesday, November 12, 11:00 PM. ET.

The California Golden Bears will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the UNLV Rebels on Tuesday night.

Rebels Looking For First Road Win Of The Year

The Rebels are coming off a 60-56 loss to Kansas State, giving them their first loss of the season. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up their first road win of the year when they take on the Golden Bears on Tuesday.

UNLV hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 71 points per game. The team is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from three-point range. They will need to score more than the 56 points they scored in their last game if they want to best the Golden Bears.

Amauri Hardy leads the Rebels with 21 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Elijah Mitrou-Long is averaging 10.5 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game, while Cheikh Mbacke Diong is averaging 10.5 points and 14 rebounds per game.

The Rebels have played better on the defensive end, holding opponents to 65.5 points per game. They gave up only 60 points in their last game and will need a similar performance to give themselves a chance to get the win.

Golden Bears Going For Second Consecutive Win Over Rebels

The Golden Bears got off to the start they were looking for, picking up a win over Pepperdine in their season opener. They will be going for their second win in a row and second consecutive win over the Rebels when they play on Tuesday.

California played well offensively in its season opener, scoring 81 points in the win. The team shot 57.4 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from three-point range. They will run away with this game if they shoot the ball that well on Tuesday night.

Matt Bradley led the team with 25 points and five rebounds. Andre Kelly finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Paris Austin added 14 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

The Golden Bears weren’t as sharp defensively, giving up 71 points in the win. With the Rebels struggling offensively, their defense should be good enough to keep the Rebels under 70 points if they want to win the game.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Golden Bears have the advantage in this game because they are perfect against the spread in their last six games and have a good defense going against an offensively challenged team. The Golden Bears held Pepperdine to 71 points and are facing a team that is averaging 71 points per game, which means they will cause problems for the Rebels’ offense. The Golden Bears also have a good offense that is averaging 87 points per game, which will prove to be too strong for the Rebels to handle, making the Bears the best bet here.

Prediction: California Golden Bears

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Golden Bears are averaging 87 points per game and will fall short of their average against the Rebels, who are giving up 65.5 points per game. The Rebels, who are averaging 71 points per game, will also have a hard time scoring against the Golden Bears, which will keep the score under the total in this game.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Golden Bears will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Rebels in the first half so far, averaging 35 points per game while the Rebels average 31 points per game.

Prediction: California Golden Bears

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The Golden Bears and Rebels are averaging 66 combined points per game in the first half and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

 

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.