San Diego State at Nevada College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Thomas & Mack Center
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The San Diego State Aztecs travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Nevada as 5.5 point favorites.
San Diego State comes into this game with an overall record of 20-10. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 77.4 points per game while giving up 68.0 per contest. Nevada has an overall mark of 26-6. They are averaging 83.5 points per contest and giving up 72.3, which is a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 17-10 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-13 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-15 against the over/under this year
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/31/17 G Montaque Gill-Caesar Left Team is out for season
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
Devin Watson averages 12.3 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Malik Pope averages 12.8 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Jordan Caroline averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Caleb Martin averages 19.5 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 72nd and 78th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 60th, and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 213th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in college basketball. San Diego State averages 77.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 81st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 225th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 275th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolf Pack surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 175th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 129th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 216th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolf Pack are 163rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season. Nevada is 18th in Division 1 with 83.5 points per game this year. They are 53rd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the nation. They are 117th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Wolf Pack are 341st in turnovers per game with 10.1.
The Aztecs are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 97.3 is ranked 40th. In terms of pace they are 160th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 138th. As a team they are 130th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 182nd in Division 1. San Diego State is 300th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 90th in the nation.
Nevada is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 100th in the nation. The Wolf Pack are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 116.7, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 129th. In terms of pace they are 114th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 34th. 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 94th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Diego State/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nevada -5.5
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