Nevada at San Diego State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to Viejas Arena to play the San Diego State Aztecs on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 7.5 point favorites.
Nevada comes into this game with an overall record of 24-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.6 as they are averaging 82.5 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. San Diego State has an overall record of 16-9. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 16-7-1 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 8-15-1 against the over/under
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-11-0 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 8-16-0 against the over/under
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
12/12/18 G Lindsey Drew Hip is out for season
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Caleb Martin comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jordan Caroline averages 18.8 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Jalen McDaniels averages 17.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Devin Watson averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada averages 82.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 176th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 62nd and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 344th with 10.0 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 117th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State is 134th in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 121st in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 80th in the nation. They are 167th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 65th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Aztecs are 211th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Aztecs surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 104th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 147th in those defensive statistics. They rank 186th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 73rd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aztecs are 190th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Wolf Pack have an offensive rating of 115.4, which is ranked 10th. They are 88th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 47th. As a unit they are 27th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 79th in D-1. Nevada is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions.
San Diego State is 185th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Aztecs are 78th in the country in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 227th in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 128th. As a team they are 102nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 206th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego State +7.5
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