San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/8/2020
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada -16.5
The San Jose State Spartans travel to Lawlor Events Center to play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 16.5 point favorites.
San Jose State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-16. They currently have a point differential of -9.7 as they are averaging 69.7 points per game while giving up 79.4 per contest. Nevada has an overall record of 14-10. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 10-12-0 against the spread
The San Jose State Spartans are 12-9-1 against the over/under
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
01/02/20 F Craig LeCesne Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
02/05/20 G Jazz Johnson Shoulder is questionable
Seneca Knight comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Brae Ivey averages 9.6 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jalen Harris averages 20.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jazz Johnson averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State averages 69.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 232nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 337th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 319th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 158th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 99th with 14.1 per game. The Spartans allow 79.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 336th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 326th and 284th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 330th and they give up 18.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 345th place in Division 1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 63rd in the country with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 136th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 86th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 60th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Wolf Pack are 292nd in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Wolf Pack surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 231st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 210th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolf Pack are 10th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per game.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 94.6, which is ranked 311th. They are 32nd in college basketball in pace with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 317th. As a unit they are 308th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in D-1. San Jose State is 149th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Nevada is 294th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wolf Pack have an offensive rating of 106.3, which is ranked 84th. They are 77th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 64th. As a unit they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 50th in the country.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nevada -16.5
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