Fresno State at Nevada College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Lawlor Events Center
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The Fresno State Bulldogs head to Lawlor Events Center to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 8.5 point favorites.
Fresno State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. Nevada has an overall mark of 18-4. They are averaging 82.6 points per contest and giving up 70.4, which is a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 7-11 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-7 against the over/under this year
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 11-8 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 12-9 against the over/under this year
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
01/14/18 F Darien Williams Dismissed is out for season
Deshon Taylor averages 18.6 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Bryson Williams averages 12.9 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Caleb Martin scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.3 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 73%. Jordan Caroline averages 17.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State averages 77.6 points per contest this year, which is 88th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 17th in Division 1. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 239th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 291st with 12.0 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.4 points per contest, which is 80th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 184th and 322nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 58th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 31st in the country with 82.6 points per contest this season. They are 61st in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in Division 1. They are 133rd in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 32nd in assists per game with 16.7. The Wolf Pack are 338th in turnovers per contest with 10.8. The Wolf Pack give up 70.4 points per game, which ranks them 137th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 100th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 193rd with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolf Pack are 192nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 144th. In terms of pace they are 295th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 30th. As a team they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 311th in Division 1. Fresno State is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 178th in the nation.
Nevada is 339th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 68th in the nation. The Wolf Pack are 21st in the country in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 76th. In terms of pace they are 134th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 41st. As a team they are 28th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 120th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Fresno State/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State +8.5
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