Eastern Washington Eagles vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 11/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Washington Eagles vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
The Eastern Washington Eagles (16-8 last season) are on their way to Lawlor Events Center on Tuesday where they will meet the Nevada Wolf Pack (16-10 last year).
The Eastern Washington Eagles took the court against the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 93-84 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Eagles walked away with 17 and the Jayhawks had 16 fouls. They made 12 of their 30 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Kansas finished shooting 81.3% at the free throw line by making 13 of 16 attempts. Additionally, Kansas had 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Kansas earned 20 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Regarding the defense, Eastern Washington let their opponent shoot 47.9% from the field on 34 of 71 shooting. They also recorded 18 assists for the matchup while creating 5 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 29 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Eagles buried 16 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. Eastern Washington ended the game with a 50.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 58) and knocked down 10 of 26 3-point attempts.
Tanner Groves is someone who came through for the game. He finished the contest at 61.1% from the floor but didn't record a dime. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and collected 5 rebounds. He totaled 35 points on 11 out of 18 shooting.
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Eastern Washington will enter this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 16-8 last season. They lost possession via turnover 11.5 times per game and as a unit committed 17.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Eastern Washington snagged 35.3 rebounds per contest and accumulated 365 assists throughout last season, which ranked 96th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Eagles hit on 35.5% on shots from downtown (204 of 574) and 79.1% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 78.3 points per game (35th in the country) while shooting 46.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Eagles forced 11.6 turnovers per game and they drew 18.3 fouls. They relinquished 31.4% on three-point shots while they were 187th in the nation in PPG allowed (70.4). The Eagles gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.7% (617 of 1,479) and they surrendered 34.4 boards per game as a squad. They were ranked 114th in D-1 in giving up assists with 278 conceded over the course of last year.
The last time they took the court, the Nevada Wolf Pack took a loss by a final score of 77-70 against the San Diego State Aztecs. The Wolf Pack corralled 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 33 for this game. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Aztecs had 27 fouls in this game which took the Wolf Pack to the free throw line for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to bury 27 of those for a percentage of 79.4%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Nevada knocked down 5 out of 21 attempts (23.8%). Overall, the Wolf Pack shot 19 out of 53 from the field which had them sitting at 35.8%. The Wolf Pack allowed the Aztecs to make 24 out of 53 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.3% for the game. They shot 42.9% from three-point range by going 9 of 21 and finished the game at 20 out of 32 from the charity stripe (62.5%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Nevada allowed San Diego State to collect 32 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Grant Sherfield was important for the Wolf Pack in the matchup. He racked up 25 points in his 39 minutes on the court and tallied 6 assists for this contest. He buried 6 out of 15 for this contest for a rate of 40.0%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
Nevada had a record of 16-10 last season. On the offensive side of the court, the Wolf Pack hit 44.7% from the floor, which was ranked 141st in college basketball. Nevada earned 1,916 points last season (73.7 per game) and they collected 35.7 rebounds per game. They assisted teammates 14.4 times per contest (90th in college basketball) and they coughed up possession 12.7 times per game. The Wolf Pack committed 20.0 fouls every game while shooting 75.5% from the free throw line.
The Wolf Pack defensively were ranked 163rd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 69.7. They forced 12.5 TO's every game and let teams shoot 40.9% from the field (45th in college hoops). The Nevada defense gave up 33.2% on three-point shots (212 of 638) and opponents knocked down 71.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They conceded 13.7 dimes and 34.5 rebounds every game, which had them ranked 235th and 156th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nevada
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