Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Lawlor Events Center
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The Boise State Broncos travel to Lawlor Events Center to play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Nevada as 6.5 point favorites.
The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 17-8 and a road record of 6-5. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Wolf Pack have an overall record of 21-6 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 12-14 and they are 16-11 against the spread.
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Chandler Hutchison comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Paris Austin averages 12.6 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Boise State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Marcus Marshall averages 19.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wolf Pack. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Cameron Oliver averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Boise State averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 182nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 244th in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 136th and 262nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 101st with 12.4 per game. The Broncos allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 60th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 110th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in Division 1.
Nevada averages 78.8 points per game this year which ranks them 48th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 149th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 40th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolf Pack rank 49th with 11.7 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 142nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 107th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 198th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 195th place in the nation. The Wolf Pack force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in college basketball.
The Broncos average 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 47.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Boise State turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.7%. The Broncos give up 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolf Pack score 81.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.1 points per game. The Wolf Pack have a rating on offense of 110.3 and 61.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Nevada turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.6%. The Wolf Pack give up 68.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 12-11 against the spread
The Boise State Broncos are 11-12 against the over/under
Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-11 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 12-14 against the over/under
Boise State Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
11/28/16 F Elijah Foster Suspension out indefinitely
01/18/17 G Collin Weaver Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Nevada -6.5
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