Boise State Broncos vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 2/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (-3)
The Boise State Broncos (14-3) are headed to Lawlor Events Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (13-7). Nevada opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 144.5.
Boise State will play this contest with a win-loss record of 14-3 this year. They average 79.4 pts per game (39th in Division 1) while going 47.2% from the field. The Broncos are shooting 34.5% on shots from distance (130 of 377) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boise State is collecting 37.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 248 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 72nd in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.1 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.8 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Broncos are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.9% on 3-pointers while they are 36th in the country in opponents points per game (63.8). The Broncos defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (388 of 932) and they surrender 30.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 128th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 180 surrendered so far this year.
The Boise State Broncos took the court against the Nevada Wolf Pack and ended up losing by a score of 74-72 in their last contest. Boise State ended the game having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (26 of 55) and knocked down 11 of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Broncos made 9 of 14 tries for a percentage of 64.3%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 dimes for the game while getting 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. When it comes to defending, Boise State allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the field on 26 of 55 shooting. Nevada dished out 22 assists and had 5 steals in this game. On top of that, the Wolf Pack pulled down 22 boards (0 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Nevada walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by making 6 of their 8 tries. They also knocked down 8 of 22 shots from 3-point land.
Derrick Alston is one player who had an impact for the game. He was able to score 23 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Alston finished the game at 64.3% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Broncos was Abu Kigab. He pulled down 5 rebounds and accumulated 2 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field for the matchup by hitting 6-of-12 (15 points). When all was said and done, Kigab was on the hardwood for 34 min.
Nevada has a record of 13-7 on the campaign. The Wolf Pack commit 19.0 fouls per contest and they go 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per contest (108th in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. Nevada has totaled 1,461 pts on the year (73.1 per game) and they pull down 36.4 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Wolf Pack are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 152nd in college basketball. The Wolf Pack on the defensive end are ranked 101st in the nation in PPG surrendered with 67.4. They concede 13.2 assists and 34.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 192nd and 125th in those categories on the defensive end. The Nevada defense gives up 32.6% on 3-pointers (166 of 509) and opponents are making 68.9% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the field (44th in college basketball).
In their win over Boise State, the Wolf Pack pulled down 22 defensive rebounds and 0 offensive boards for a total of 22 in this matchup. They rejected 2 shots while earning 5 steals for the game. The Broncos were called for 11 fouls in the matchup which took the Wolf Pack to the charity stripe for 8 shots. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Nevada converted 8 of their 22 tries (36.4%). Overall, the Wolf Pack ended up going 30 for 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.6%. The Wolf Pack permitted the Broncos to knock down 26 out of their 55 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3% in this matchup. They shot 44.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 25 and finished the game at 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Nevada allowed Boise State to pull down 28 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Desmond Cambridge ended up having an impact for the Wolf Pack in this contest. He made 8 of 14 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which gave him 21 points. Cambridge snagged 3 boards in his 34 minutes and totaled 4 dimes in this matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Nevada was Grant Sherfield. He was able to score 20 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood via 9 of 16 from the floor for the game. Sherfield ended the game having shot 56.3% from the floor as well as earning 14 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boise State (-3)
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