Nevada Wolf Pack vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 1/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (-3.5)
The Nevada Wolf Pack (10-5) travel to Arena Auditorium on Friday where they'll take on the Wyoming Cowboys (8-5). Wyoming opens this matchup as 3.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 152.5.
Nevada will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 10-5 on the campaign. They are averaging 71.6 pts per contest (196th in D-1) while going 44.5% from the field. The Wolf Pack are hitting 34.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (111 of 319) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Nevada is pulling down 36.5 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 212 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 45th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.5 personal fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Wolf Pack are forcing 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 fouls. They rank 288th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 191 relinquished so far this year. The Wolf Pack defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.5% (328 of 831) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 32.0% on shots from distance and they are 75th in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.9).
The Nevada Wolf Pack faced the Fresno State Bulldogs and earned the victory with a final of 79-65 in their last game. Nevada ended the game with a 47.3% FG percentage (26 of 55) and knocked down 5 of their 19 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wolf Pack made 22 of 25 attempts for a rate of 88.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 dimes for the game as well as getting 7 steals and 4 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Nevada allowed the other team to go 47.3% from the floor on 26 out of 55 shooting. Fresno State recorded 8 assists and had 7 steals for this game. On top of that, the Bulldogs grabbed 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Fresno State finished the game at 62.2% at the free throw line by burying 23 of their 37 shots. They also buried 6 of their 16 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Grant Sherfield is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 27 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and grabbed 3 boards. Sherfield went 53.3% from the floor and totaled 8 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Wolf Pack was Desmond Cambridge. He grabbed 11 rebounds and accounted for 3 dimes. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 4-of-10 (12 points). Overall, Cambridge was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Wyoming has a record of 8-5 this year. The Cowboys commit 18.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.8 times per contest (152nd in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 10.5 times per contest. Wyoming has totaled 1,014 pts on the campaign (78.0 per game) and they grab 33.4 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Cowboys are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 116th in college hoops. The Cowboys on the defensive side of the court are 282nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 75.2. They relinquish 11.9 dimes and 37.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 111th and 267th in D-1. The Wyoming defense gives up 32.6% on shots from 3-point land (73 of 224) and their opposition makes 70.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing 12.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (325th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wyoming Cowboys went home victorious with a score of 77-58 when they played the Air Force Falcons. The Cowboys recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this game. They also blocked 2 shots while getting 4 steals in this game. The Falcons were called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to bury 11 of them for a rate of 68.8%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Wyoming knocked down 16 out of 32 tries (50.0%). Overall, the Cowboys walked away from this one shooting 25 for 51 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.0%. The Cowboys permitted the Falcons to knock down 23 of their 46 attempts from the field which had them shooting 50.0% for the contest. They finished 8.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 1 out of 12 and ended up shooting 11 of 19 at the charity stripe (57.9%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Wyoming allowed Air Force to get 26 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Xavier DuSell ended up being important for the Cowboys for the contest. He converted 6 of 12 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 19 points. DuSell pulled down 2 rebounds in his 31 mins and had 2 dimes for this game. Another guy that was pivotal for Wyoming was Kenny Foster. He ended up with 13 points in his 29 minutes on the court via 4 of 7 from the floor in this game. Foster walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor as well as earning 2 dimes and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wyoming (+3.5) and over 152.5 points
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