Nevada vs Utah State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State -8
The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 8 point favorites.
Nevada heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. Utah State has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 64.1, good for a point differential of 14.1.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 5-11-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 6-9-1 against the over/under
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jazz Johnson averages 17.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jalen Harris comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Justin Bean averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Sam Merrill averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolf Pack allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 223rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 238th, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the NCAA. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the nation. Nevada averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 94th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 147th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 15th in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 90th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 272nd with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 64.1 points per contest, which ranks them 72nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 58th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 91st with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 178th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Utah State is 45th in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 128th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 14.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 191st in the nation. They are 19th in the country in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Aggies are 294th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Wolf Pack are 118th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 82nd in the country with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 83rd. As a team they are 80th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 64th in Division 1. Nevada is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 311th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 36th. They are 166th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 142nd. As a unit they are 92nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 203rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State -8
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