Nevada Wolf Pack vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Arena Auditorium is where the Wyoming Cowboys (22-5) will try to defeat the Nevada Wolf Pack (12-14) on Saturday.
The Nevada Wolf Pack stepped onto the hardwood against UNLV and took a loss by a score of 62-54 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Wolf Pack walked away with 10 while UNLV totaled 13 personal fouls. They also made 10 out of their 30 attempts from distance. UNLV finished shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 4 of 4 tries. On top of that, UNLV snagged 39 boards (12 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. UNLV totaled 12 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. Concerning defense, Nevada allowed their opponent to shoot 38.7% from the floor on 24 of 62 shooting. They also dished out 12 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 28 with 6 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Wolf Pack converted 5 of their 7 shots for a rate of 71.4%. Nevada walked away from the game with a 38.3% field goal percentage (23 out of 60) and buried 3 out of their 18 3-point attempts.
Warren Washington is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He racked up 12 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played 28 minutes played and collected 11 rebounds. He went 66.7% from the field but didn't record an assist.
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Nevada will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 12-14 for the year. They cough up possession 12.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Nevada is pulling down 35.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 394 assists on the season, which has them ranked 94th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Wolf Pack are shooting 33.6% on shots from distance (185 of 550) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.9 points per game (140th in D-1) on 45.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Wolf Pack are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.9 fouls. They are surrendering 35.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 296th in college basketball in PPG allowed (73.7). The Wolf Pack defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.7% (678 of 1,553) and they concede 34.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 294th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 390 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Wyoming Cowboys took a defeat with a final score of 61-55 against Colorado State. Regarding cleaning the glass, Wyoming permitted Colorado State to grab 33 in all (5 offensive). They finished 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 out of 27 and finished the contest at 10 of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). The Cowboys allowed Colorado State to make 21 of 54 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 38.9% for the game. When the game finished, the Cowboys went 19 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 33.9%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Wyoming knocked down 11 of their 31 tries (35.5%). They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 100.0%. Colorado State was called for 10 fouls for the matchup which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 6 tries. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. The Cowboys corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this game.
Drake Jeffries ended up being a factor for the Cowboys in this matchup. He racked up 22 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist for this game. He converted 7 of 16 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and had 7 rebounds.
Wyoming has a record of 22-5 for the season. The Cowboys commit 15.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 73.0% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 11.3 times per contest (300th in the nation) and they are turning it over 10.9 times per contest. Wyoming has scored 2,023 pts on the campaign (74.9 per contest) and they grab 35.6 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cowboys are connecting on 47.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 32nd in Division 1.
The Cowboys on defense are ranked 75th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 65.7. They are forcing 10.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (95th in college hoops). The Wyoming defense allows 29.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (186 of 624) and their opponents are making 71.7% of their foul shots. They give up 10.1 dimes and 32.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 21st and 62nd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wyoming
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