Saturday, December 31, 2016
Save Mart Center
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The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to Save Mart Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
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The Wolf Pack come into this game with an overall record of 12-2 and a road record of 2-1. They are 8-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 8-5 and a home record of 5-1. They have an over/under record of 3-5 and they are 7-1 against the spread.
Marcus Marshall comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolf Pack. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Cameron Oliver averages 15.2 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Nevada. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jaron Hopkins averages 12.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 54%. Paul Watson averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Nevada averages 78.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 109th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 34th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 85th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 11.6 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 140th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 174th place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in Division 1.
Fresno State averages 72.2 points per game this year which ranks them 176th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 41st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 262nd and 190th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 244th with 14.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 133rd and 41st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 106th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in college basketball.
The Wolf Pack average 76.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Wolf Pack have an offensive rating of 112.3 and they assist on 64.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Nevada turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32%. The Wolf Pack give up 73.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 75.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.5 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 103.6 and 51.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Fresno State turns it over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.6%. The Bulldogs give up 68.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 8-6 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 6-7 against the over/under
Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 7-1 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 3-5 against the over/under
Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
12/28/16 G Josh Hall Undisclosed injured last game, "?"
11/28/16 F Elijah Foster Suspension out indefinitely
11/10/16 F John Carlson Eligibility will be eligible to play in the second semester
Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
12/16/16 G Darryl McDowell-White Eligibility out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State
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