Fresno State at Nevada NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Lawlor Events Center
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Lawlor Events Center to play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 12.5 point favorites.
Fresno State comes into this game with an overall record of 19-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 66.8 per contest. Nevada has an overall mark of 24-2. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 65.8, which is a point differential of 15.7.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-8-1 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 8-16-1 against the over/under
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
12/12/18 G Lindsey Drew Hip is out for season
Braxton Huggins comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Deshon Taylor averages 16.8 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Caleb Martin averages 19.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jordan Caroline averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 92nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 132nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 39th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 161st and 156th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 215th with 12.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 69th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 54th place in Division 1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 27th in the country with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 70th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 15.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 187th in the nation. They are 63rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 46th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Wolf Pack are 341st in turnovers per game with 10.2. The Wolf Pack surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 47th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 116th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 229th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolf Pack are 232nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 108.8, which is ranked 67th. They are 181st in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 63rd. As a unit they are 61st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in D-1. Fresno State is 191st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Nevada is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wolf Pack are 15th in the country in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 85th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 67th. As a team they are 42nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 79th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Fresno State/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nevada -12.5
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