Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Event Center Arena
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The Nevada Wolf Pack head to Event Center Arena to take on the San Jose State Spartans on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Nevada as 7 point favorites.
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The Wolf Pack come into this game with an overall record of 23-6 and a road record of 7-4. They are 18-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-14. The Spartans have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 9-6. They have an over/under record of 15-9 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Marcus Marshall comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolf Pack. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Cameron Oliver averages 15.4 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Nevada. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
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Brandon Clarke averages 17.7 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Ryan Welage averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nevada averages 79.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 38th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 136th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 28th in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 34th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 11.4 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 132nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 100th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 175th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 203rd place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in Division 1.
San Jose State averages 71.4 points per game this year which ranks them 210th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 215th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 241st in the nation. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 308th and 181st respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 144th with 12.8 per game. The Spartans allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 221st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 263rd and 59th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the nation. The Spartans force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Wolf Pack average 77.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18.3 per contest. The Wolf Pack have an offensive rating of 111.6 and they assist on 61.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 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 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.8%. The Wolf Pack give up 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 72.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.2 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 102.3 and 53.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. San Jose State turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.8%. The Spartans give up 72.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 18-11 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 14-14 against the over/under
San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 12-13 against the spread
The San Jose State Spartans are 15-9 against the over/under
Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
11/28/16 F Elijah Foster Suspension out indefinitely
01/18/17 G Collin Weaver Wrist out indefinitely
San Jose State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Nevada -7
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