Nevada at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
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The Nevada Wolf Pack head to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to take on the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 6.5 point favorites.
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Nevada comes into this game with an overall record of 22-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 82.7 points per game while giving up 71.2 per contest. Utah State has an overall mark of 14-13. They are averaging 73.1 points per contest and giving up 72.0, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 14-10 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 13-13 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 12-12 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 9-15 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 Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
01/17/18 G Brock Miller Nose is out for season
01/17/18 C Klay Stall Back is out for season
Caleb Martin averages 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jordan Caroline averages 16.9 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Sam Merrill scores 16 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Koby McEwan averages 14.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada averages 82.7 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 73rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 21st in Division 1. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 125th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 341st with 10.4 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 71.2 points per contest, which is 150th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 101st and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 212th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 105th place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 207th in the country with 73.1 points per contest this season. They are 126th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 96th in Division 1. They are 274th in the country in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 182nd in assists per game with 13.6. The Aggies are 167th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Aggies give up 72.0 points per game, which ranks them 170th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 193rd and 212th in those defensive statistics. They rank 183rd with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 137th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 93rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Wolf Pack are 93rd in the country in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 17th. They are 121st in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 46th. As a unit they are 34th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 103rd in D-1. Nevada is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 74th in the country.
Utah State is 106th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 212th in Division 1. The Aggies are 234th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 141st. They are 241st in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 74th. As a unit they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nevada -6.5
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