Pacific Tigers vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pacific Tigers vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Pacific (+4.5)
The Pacific Tigers (1-0) head to Lawlor Events Center on Monday where they'll meet the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-0). The spread on this matchup has Nevada as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 138.
Pacific enters this contest with a record of 1-0 this year. They cough up possession 12 times per game and as a squad are committing 16 fouls every game. As a team, Pacific is grabbing 29 boards per contest and has totaled 4 assists on the season, which ranks 249th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are hitting 38.5% on shots from 3-point land (5 of 13) and 54.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 66 points per contest (187th in the country) while going 44.4% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Tigers are able to force 14 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 24 fouls. They concede 30.0% from 3-point land and they are 156th in the country in PPG allowed (60). The Tigers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.8% (22 of 48) and they relinquish 23 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 111th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 6 conceded this year.
The Pacific Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the UC Riverside Highlanders and earned the victory with a final of 66-60 in their last game. Pacific ended the game having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (24 out of 54) and buried 5 out of their 13 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 13 of 24 attempts for a rate of 54.2%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 27 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 4 assists in this matchup while having 4 steals and 2 blocked shots. In terms of defense, Pacific allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 24 of 54. UC Riverside recorded 6 assists and 2 steals for this game. In addition, the Highlanders grabbed 23 boards (5 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. UC Riverside ended up shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 15 attempts. They also converted 6 out of their 20 shots from beyond the arc.
Jeremiah Bailey is one guy who was pivotal for the contest. He finished with 19 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He played 31 minutes played and snagged 3 boards. Bailey finished the game at 55.6% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Tigers was Pierre Crockrell. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished shooting 60.0% from the field for the game by going 6-of-10 (16 points). At the conclusion of this game, Crockrell played for 30 minutes.
Nevada has a win-loss mark of 2-0 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wolf Pack are connecting on 42.7% from the field, which has them ranked 150th in the country. Nevada has earned 131 pts so far this season (65.5 per contest) and they collect 43.5 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.5 times per game (151st in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest. The Wolf Pack commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 65.7% from the free throw line. The Wolf Pack on the defensive end are ranked 137th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 57.0. They have given up 11.0 assists and 35.5 rebounds per game, which ranks them 203rd and 235th in college hoops. The Nevada defense allows 24.2% on 3-point attempts (15 of 62) and opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 29.1% from the floor (113th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Nevada Wolf Pack got the win with a final of 69-66 when they faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Wolf Pack collected 38 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in this contest. They also turned away 3 shots while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Cornhuskers had 24 fouls in the game which got the Wolf Pack to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 68.2%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Nevada made 6 of their 21 tries (28.6%). When all was said and done, the Wolf Pack went 24 for 50 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. The Wolf Pack allowed the Cornhuskers to knock down 18 of 62 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 29.0% for this contest. They finished shooting 22.0% from 3-point land by hitting 9 out of 41 and finished the contest at 21 out of 30 at the free throw line (70.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Nevada allowed Nebraska to snag 30 overall (10 offensive).
Grant Sherfield pitched in for the Wolf Pack for the game. He buried 4 out of 13 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 30.8%, which earned him 19 points. Sherfield totaled 6 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and added 6 assists in this game. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Nevada was Desmond Cambridge. He totaled 18 points in 34 minutes played by way of 7 of 17 shooting for the game. Cambridge wrapped this one up going 41.2% from the floor while contributing 3 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pacific (+4.5)
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