Nevada Wolf Pack vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 2/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
The Nevada Wolf Pack (9-10) are hitting the road to Save Mart Center on Friday where they will take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (15-6).
The Nevada Wolf Pack faced off with UNLV and ended up losing by a score of 69-58 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Wolf Pack ended up walking away with 16 while UNLV racked up 17 fouls. They knocked down 12 out of their 32 attempts from long range. UNLV ended up shooting 68.8% at the free throw line by making 11 of their 16 attempts. On top of that, UNLV pulled down 32 rebounds (6 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. UNLV distributed 15 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Concerning defense, Nevada allowed the other team to shoot 39.7% from the floor on 23 out of 58 shooting. They also distributed 7 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Wolf Pack converted 17 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 94.4%. Nevada ended having earned a 34.5% field goal percentage (19 out of 55) and made 3 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land.
Kenan Blackshear is one player who was a factor for this contest. He finished the contest at 45.5% from the field and earned 1 assist. He played 37 mins and pulled down 6 boards. He accounted for 17 points on 5 out of 11 shooting.
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Nevada will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 9-10 for the year. They average 73.4 points per contest (136th in Division 1) while hitting 43.6% from the field. The Wolf Pack are shooting 31.1% on three-point shots (132 of 425) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Nevada is pulling in 36.4 boards per game and has racked up 283 assists on the campaign, which is 152nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Wolf Pack are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.5% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 321st in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (75.2). The Wolf Pack defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.8% (512 of 1,169) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 270th in college basketball in giving up assists with 290 conceded so far this season.
In their last game, the Fresno State Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 73-43 against San Jose State. In reference to rebounding, Fresno State allowed San Jose State to pull down 19 overall (4 on the offensive glass). They finished 17.4% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 4 out of 23 and finished the contest at 5 out of 6 from the charity stripe (83.3%). The Bulldogs allowed San Jose State to make 17 out of 46 tries from the field which left them shooting 37.0% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs went 27 for 46 from the floor which had them at 58.7%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Fresno State made 8 out of their 12 attempts (66.7%). They were able to knock down 11 of those for a percentage of 84.6%. San Jose State had 17 fouls in this contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Bulldogs corralled 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this contest.
Orlando Robinson ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He earned 18 points in his 32 mins of playing time and totaled 5 assists for the game. He converted 6 out of 12 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Fresno State has a mark of 15-6 for the year. The Bulldogs commit 15.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.8 times per game (277th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.2 times per contest. Fresno State has scored 1,407 pts for the year (67.0 per contest) and they average 34.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks 129th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 5th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 57.5. They have forced 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the field (54th in D-1). The Fresno State defense allows 32.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (146 of 455) and opponents are knocking down 70.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 9.9 dimes and 28.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 23rd and 5th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fresno State
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