Nevada Wolf Pack vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 1/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (+1)
The Wyoming Cowboys (9-5) host the Nevada Wolf Pack (10-6) at Arena Auditorium on Sunday. Nevada opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 141.5.
Nevada will play this game with a win-loss mark of 10-6 this year. They have an average of 71.1 points per game (200th in college hoops) while connecting on 43.8% from the floor. The Wolf Pack are connecting on 33.4% on three-point attempts (115 of 344) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Nevada is pulling down 36.9 rebounds per game and has 222 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 39th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.3 times per game and as a team they commit 19.4 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Wolf Pack are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers every game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 308th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 206 relinquished for the season. The Wolf Pack defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.4% (350 of 889) and they concede 34.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 32.1% on 3-pointers while they are 81st in the country in PPG allowed (66.3).
The Nevada Wolf Pack faced the Cowboys and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-64 in their last game. Nevada ended having earned a 33.9% field goal percentage (21 of 62) and buried 4 of their 25 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Wolf Pack converted 18 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 40 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 assists for this game while getting 5 steals and 5 blocks. Regarding defense, Nevada allowed the other team to shoot 33.9% from the floor on 21 out of 62 shooting. Wyoming earned 15 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Additionally, the Cowboys snagged 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Wyoming finished the game at 83.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 18 tries. They converted 12 of their 37 tries from downtown.
Warren Washington is one player who played a role for the game. He scored 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He played for 24 minutes and also snagged 9 boards. Washington finished shooting 72.7% from the floor and earned 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Wolf Pack was Desmond Cambridge. He grabbed 3 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished shooting 33.3% from the floor in this game by going 4-of-12 (16 points). Overall, Cambridge played for 36 minutes.
Wyoming has a win-loss mark of 9-5 so far this year. Wyoming has accumulated 1,085 points so far this season (77.5 per game) and they average 33.7 boards per contest. The Cowboys have committed 18.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 72.1% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Cowboys are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 137th in college basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.9 times per game (146th in the country) and they turn it over 10.7 times per game. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 268th in the nation in points given up per game with 74.4. The Wyoming defense gives up 30.9% on shots from distance (77 of 249) and their opponents are making 70.4% of their foul shots. They allow 11.8 assists and 37.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 99th and 280th in college hoops. They have forced 13.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (291st in college basketball).
In their win against Nevada, the Cowboys corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the matchup. They also turned away 4 shots while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Wolf Pack had 17 fouls for this game which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. In terms of three-point attempts, Wyoming made 12 of their 37 tries (32.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cowboys went 22 for 58 from the field which had them shooting 37.9%. The Cowboys permitted the Wolf Pack to make 21 out of their 62 tries from the field which left them shooting 33.9% for the game. They went 16.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 4 of 25 and ended up going 18 out of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Wyoming allowed Nevada to get 40 in total (11 offensive).
Kenny Foster ended up having an impact for the Cowboys in the game. He knocked down 5 out of 8 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, which gave him 15 points. Foster grabbed 7 rebounds in his 27 minutes and added 2 assists for this game. Another guy that was important for Wyoming was Kwane Marble. He was able to score 15 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 of 7 from the floor for the contest. Marble walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor while also collecting 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wyoming (-1) and over 141.5 points
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