Wyoming at Nevada College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Lawlor Events Center
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The Wyoming Cowboys travel to Lawlor Events Center to play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Nevada as 11.5 point favorites.
Wyoming comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. Nevada has an overall record of 13-3. They are averaging 81.8 points per game and surrendering 69.2, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Wyoming Cowboys are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 10-5 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 9-6 against the over/under this year
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
11/08/17 F Hunter Thompson Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
01/02/18 G Josh Hall Illness is "?" Wednesday vs Wyoming
Hayden Dalton averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Justin James averages 16 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Caleb Martin averages 19 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Jordan Caroline averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 111th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 203rd in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 150th with 13.8 per game. The Cowboys allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 132nd and 280th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 137th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 54th in the country with 81.8 points per game this year. They are 46th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in college basketball. They are 185th in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 42nd in assists per contest with 16.9. The Wolf Pack are 340th in turnovers per game with 10.6. The Wolf Pack surrender 69.2 points per contest, which ranks them 115th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 100th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 131st with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolf Pack are 130th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Cowboys are 233rd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.6, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 126th. In terms of pace they are 49th in the country with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 193rd. As a team they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 64th in Division 1. Wyoming is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 142nd in the nation.
Nevada is 332nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 121st in the nation. The Wolf Pack are 24th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 98 is ranked 129th. In terms of pace they are 220th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 33rd. As a team they are 30th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 153rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wyoming/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nevada -11.5
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