Nevada Wolf Pack vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (+4)
The Nevada Wolf Pack (15-9) head to Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Boise State Broncos (18-7). The line on this contest has Boise State as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 147.
Nevada steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 15-9 this season. They turn it over 12.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Nevada is snagging 35.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 347 assists this season, which ranks 93rd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Wolf Pack are shooting 35.4% on three-point attempts (187 of 528) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 73.2 points per contest (131st in the country) while going 44.8% from the field. On defense, the Wolf Pack are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They concede 32.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 137th in college basketball in opponents PPG (68.9). The Wolf Pack defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 40.3% (542 of 1,344) and they surrender 34.6 boards per game as a team. They are 260th in college basketball in giving up assists with 330 surrendered so far this year.
The Nevada Wolf Pack took the court against the Colorado State Rams and earned the victory with a final of 85-82 in their last game. Nevada walked away from the contest with a 44.2% field goal percentage (23 of 52) and made 11 out of their 27 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Wolf Pack converted 28 of their 37 shots for a rate of 75.7%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. Regarding defending, Nevada let their opponent shoot 40.4% from the field on 21 out of 52 shooting. Colorado State distributed 12 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. On top of that, Colorado State pulled down 26 boards (8 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Colorado State ended up shooting 94.1% from the free throw line by converting 32 of 34 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 26 tries from beyond the arc.
Desmond Cambridge is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. He left the arena with 20 points on 4 out of 14 shooting. He played 27 minutes played and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cambridge shot 28.6% from the field and also earned 1 assist. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Wolf Pack was Grant Sherfield. He grabbed 2 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. He finished the game at 35.3% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 6-of-17 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Sherfield tallied 6 assists.
Boise State has a win-loss record of 18-7 for the campaign. The Broncos have committed 16.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.4 times per contest (155th in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.5 times per game. Boise State has scored 1,899 points this year (76.0 per contest) and they grab 36.0 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Broncos are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 115th in D-1. The Broncos on defense are ranked 56th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.4. They have given up 10.8 dimes and 32.4 total rebounds per game, which is 39th and 68th in the nation. The Boise State defense concedes 31.9% from downtown (158 of 496) and their opponents are knocking down 74.2% of their foul shots. They have forced 14.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (130th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Boise State Broncos took a loss by a score of 67-64 against the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Broncos corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 32 in the game. They coughed it up 12 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Bulldogs were called for 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Broncos to the free throw line for 20 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a rate of 85.0%. With regard to shooting from distance, Boise State made 7 out of 19 tries (36.8%). In all, the Broncos ended up going 20 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.7%. The Broncos allowed the Bulldogs to make 23 out of their 60 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.3% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 43.5% from distance by shooting 10 out of 23 and finished the game at 11 out of 11 from the free throw line (100.0%). In reference to rebounds, Boise State permitted Fresno State to grab 30 in total (7 offensive).
Derrick Alston pitched in for the Broncos for this game. He converted 4 of 16 for the matchup for a rate of 25.0%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Alston totaled 12 points in his 29 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in the game. Someone else that was pivotal for Boise State was Marcus Shaver. He finished with no assists in his 28 mins played, and he shot 2 out of 5 from the floor. Shaver ended the game having shot 40.0% from the floor as well as earning 11 points and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boise State (-4) and over 147 points
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