Nevada at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 6.5 point favorites.
Nevada comes into this game with an overall record of 28-7. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 83.2 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall record of 31-4. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 57.0, good for a point differential of 17.3.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 17-15 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-15 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 17-14 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-18 against the over/under this year
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
02/16/18 G Lindsey Drew Achilles is out for season
01/14/18 F Darien Williams Dismissed is out for season
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Caroline averages 17.8 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Caleb Martin averages 19 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Jacob Evans averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Gary Clark averages 12.9 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolf Pack allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 196th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in college basketball. Nevada averages 83.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 20th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 344th with 9.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bearcats surrender 57.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 292nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. Cincinnati is 159th in Division 1 with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 154th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 17.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 151st in the nation. They are 21st in college basketball in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 38th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Bearcats are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Wolf Pack are 156th in the country in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 10th. They are 110th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 38th. As a unit they are 29th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 94th in D-1. Nevada is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 112th in the country.
Cincinnati is 306th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 2nd in the nation. The Bearcats are 33rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 86.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 322nd in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 166th. As a team they are 171st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 221st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati -6.5
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