Nevada Wolf Pack vs San Diego Toreros Prediction, 12/14/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs San Diego Toreros
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Location: Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (-5)
Jenny Craig Pavilion is the venue where and the San Diego Toreros (0-1) will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (4-2) on Monday. The spread on this matchup has Nevada as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 142.5.
Nevada enters this game with a record of 4-2 for the year. They are averaging 70.7 points per outing (204th in the country) while connecting on 43.5% from the field. The Wolf Pack are connecting on 35.2% on three-point shots (45 of 128) and 69.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Nevada is collecting 39.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 84 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 62nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.7 personal fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Wolf Pack are able to force 11.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. The Wolf Pack defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.1% (139 of 365) and they surrender 36.5 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 254th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 79 relinquished for the campaign. They give up 30.9% from 3-point land and they are 139th in college hoops in opponents PPG (68.0).
The Nevada Wolf Pack played the Grand Canyon Antelopes and took a loss by a score of 87-77 in their last contest. Nevada finished the contest having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 out of 59) and converted 9 out of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Wolf Pack buried 14 of their 17 tries for a rate of 82.4%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected 23 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 assists in the game as well as having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. Pertaining to the defense, Nevada allowed the other team to shoot 45.8% from the field on 27 out of 59. Grand Canyon dished out 14 dimes and 4 steals for this game. On top of that, the Antelopes snagged 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Grand Canyon walked away from this one shooting 78.3% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of 23 tries. They converted 9 out of their 19 tries from distance.
Desmond Cambridge is one player who came through for this contest. He recorded 24 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. Cambridge walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Wolf Pack was Grant Sherfield. He pulled down 2 rebounds and accounted for 5 assists. He shot 50.0% from the field for the contest via 6-of-12 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Sherfield played for 34 minutes.
San Diego has a mark of 0-1 on the campaign. San Diego has tallied 56 pts for the season and they pull down 31 boards per game. The Toreros commit 18 personal fouls per contest and they hit 66.7% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Toreros are shooting 31.1% from the field, which is ranked 351st in the country. They are earning an assist 12 times per game (253rd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12 times per game. The Toreros defensively are ranked 292nd in college hoops in PPG given up with 83. They are forcing 10 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the floor (261st in college basketball). The San Diego defense concedes 46.2% on 3-point shots (6 of 13) and their opposition knocks down 77.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 15 assists and 50 rebounds per contest, which ranks 248th and 317th in D-1.
When they last played, the San Diego Toreros went home defeated by a final of 83-56 against the UCLA Bruins. The Toreros were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 26 in this game. They also blocked 2 shots while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Bruins had 15 personal fouls in the game which took the Toreros to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to shots from distance, San Diego made 8 out of their 19 attempts (42.1%). Overall, the Toreros finished shooting 19 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.1%. The Toreros permitted the Bruins to convert 30 of 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% for the matchup. They finished shooting 46.2% from three-point range by connecting on 6 of 13 and finished the game at 17 of 22 at the charity stripe (77.3%). With respect to cleaning the glass, San Diego allowed UCLA to pull down 48 in all (15 offensive).
Joey Calcaterra pitched in for the Toreros for the game. He knocked down 6 of 11 for the matchup for a rate of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 18 points. Calcaterra had 2 rebounds in his 30 mins and had 3 dimes in the game. Another guy who saw a lot of action for San Diego was Frankie Hughes. He totaled 10 points in his 26 minutes played by way of 3 out of 10 from the floor for this game. Hughes ended the game having shot 30.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Diego (+5) and under 142.5 points
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