Boise State at Nevada College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Lawlor Events Center
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The Boise State Broncos head to Lawlor Events Center to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 5.5 point favorites.
Boise State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 78.7 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Nevada has an overall mark of 17-3. They are averaging 82.0 points per contest and giving up 68.8, which is a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Boise State Broncos are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 11-7 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
01/19/18 F Cody Martin Achilles is doubtful Saturday vs Boise State
01/14/18 F Darien Williams Dismissed is out for season
Chandler Hutchison averages 19.6 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Justinian Jessup averages 12.8 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Caleb Martin scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jordan Caroline averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boise State averages 78.7 points per contest this year, which is 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 72nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 27th in Division 1. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 204th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 128th with 13.9 per game. The Broncos allow 66.9 points per contest, which is 63rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 86th place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 37th in the country with 82.0 points per contest this season. They are 47th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in Division 1. They are 148th in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 16.7. The Wolf Pack are 337th in turnovers per contest with 10.8. The Wolf Pack give up 68.8 points per game, which ranks them 92nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 91st and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 109th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 147th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolf Pack are 159th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Broncos are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 91.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 120th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 40th. As a team they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 67th in Division 1. Boise State is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 29th in the nation.
Nevada is 334th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 73rd in the nation. The Wolf Pack are 20th in the country in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 97 is ranked 81st. In terms of pace they are 178th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 33rd. As a team they are 30th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 114th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boise State/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boise State +5.5
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