San Diego State at Nevada Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 11 point favorites.
San Diego State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Nevada has an overall mark of 28-3. They are averaging 81.6 points per contest and giving up 66.6, which is a point differential of 14.9.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 15-14-1 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 9-20-1 against the over/under
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 17-13-1 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 11-18-1 against the over/under
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
12/12/18 G Lindsey Drew Hip is out for season
Jalen McDaniels comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Devin Watson averages 15.7 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Caleb Martin averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jordan Caroline averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 57th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 140th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 192nd with 12.8 per game. The Aztecs allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 60th and 112th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 174th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 24th in the country with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 56th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 131st in the nation. They are 70th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 51st in assists per contest with 15.3. The Wolf Pack are 340th in turnovers per game with 10.2. The Wolf Pack surrender 66.6 points per contest, which ranks them 56th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 131st with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 211th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolf Pack are 238th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Aztecs have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 142nd. They are 183rd in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 162nd. As a unit they are 149th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 211th in D-1. San Diego State is 176th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Nevada is 344th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wolf Pack are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 114.4. In terms of pace they are 86th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 44th. As a team they are 36th 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 San Diego State/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nevada -11
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