Vegas Clash Picks, Predictions, Odds

If you find yourself on the strip this Saturday, with $50 in your hand you could, let it ride on one hand of blackjack, place it on black and hope for that little ball to bounce just right, or stick the bill in a slot machine, and say goodbye.

A better option might be buying a ticket to the Las Vegas Clash and getting to see not one, but two NCAA Basketball games, including a matchup of Top 25 teams in the nightcap.

Saturday, Dec. 10

UNLV Rebels vs Washington State Cougars
Arizona Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers

UNLV vs. Washington State

  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV-Time: FS1, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Matchup
  • Expert Picks

The Running Rebels 9-0 (5-3 ATS) are listed as the visitor in this one, but it won’t take them long to get home when this game is over, but you’d have to think they’ll hang around the arena for the nightcap to watch two ranked teams that both have a loss on their record.

Four of the past five have gone over the number for UNLV and they combined for 221 points in two of them. Ironically, it was USD that scored the most against them this year and they’ve allowed 68 or less in all the other wins.

Washington State shows up in Sin City at 4-4 straight up and against the spread. Their listed 54th in the nation allowing a tad over 62 points a game. That helps a team stay in games when they haven’t scored more than 68 in their last three. Those two numbers are the main driver behind six of their last seven staying under the number.  

Score Prediction: UNLV 72 Washington State 68
Best Bet: UNLV

The Wildcats have started the season 7-1, which includes a 6-0 non-conference record. (Getty)

No. 10 Arizona vs. No. 14 Indiana

  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV-Time: FOX, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Matchup
  • Expert Picks

Talk about a special matchup to finish the double header.

This is the first ever meeting between two schools that have combined for eight National Championships. Arizona is 7-1 (2-6 ATS), ranked 10th, and averaging over 90 points a game. That scoring places them third in the country, unfortunately, part of the reason that ATS number is so bad, they’re 343 in the nation on defense, allowing over 77 every time they play. In case you’ve forgotten there are only 363 teams listed on the NCAA stat sheet.

Indiana is 8-1 (6-2-1 ATS) and covered in their last against Nebraska after losing to Rutgers for their first loss of the season. Throwing that lone defeat, where they scored just 48 points, and you’ll see numbers closer to the Wildcats average.

Their lowest output was 77, they topped 81 in the other seven wins including a triple digit outing that was compliments of the Wildcats. However, the mascots that Arizona and Bethune-Cookman share is probably the only things those basketball programs have in common.

Score Prediction: Arizona 80, Indiana 77
Best Bet: Arizona