Utah State Aggies vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
The Utah State Aggies (11-9) are en route to Lawlor Events Center on Saturday where they will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (9-8).
The Utah State Aggies took the court against San Diego State and went home with a win by a final score of 75-57 in their last contest. Utah State walked away from the contest having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (27 of 55) and knocked down 10 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Aggies converted 11 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they collected 32 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 dimes in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In reference to defense, Utah State allowed 48.9% from the field on 23 of 47 shooting. San Diego State earned 11 assists and had 11 steals for the matchup. Additionally, San Diego State grabbed 19 boards (0 offensive, 19 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. San Diego State ended up going 60.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 10 tries. They made 5 out of their 15 tries from 3-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Aggies finished with 13 while San Diego State totaled 17 personal fouls.
Steven Ashworth is one guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He totaled 17 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes and collected 2 boards. He went 50.0% from the field and also totaled 5 assists.
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Utah State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 11-9 this year. They average 75.0 points per game (98th in Division 1) while hitting 47.5% from the field. The Aggies are connecting on 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (159 of 460) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Utah State is collecting 35.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 350 assists this year, which is 8th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.5 times per game and as a group they commit 16.1 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Aggies are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 297th in college basketball in giving up assists with 276 surrendered on the season. The Aggies defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.1% (485 of 1,152) and they relinquish 32.3 boards per game as a unit. They give up 34.2% on three-point shots and they are 170th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (68.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nevada Wolf Pack took a loss by a final score of 77-66 against Colorado State. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Nevada permitted Colorado State to grab 31 in all (7 on the offensive side). They went 34.8% from three-point range by going 8 of 23 and finished the game at 15 of 20 from the charity stripe (75.0%). The Wolf Pack allowed Colorado State to convert 27 of 55 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 49.1% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Wolf Pack finished 24 out of 51 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.1%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Nevada made 8 of their 28 attempts (28.6%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. Colorado State committed 13 fouls in this matchup which took the Wolf Pack to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Wolf Pack were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup.
Desmond Cambridge ended up having an impact for the Wolf Pack in the matchup. He tallied 23 points in his 36 minutes on the court and earned 2 assists in this game. He converted 9 out of 19 for this game giving him a rate of 47.4%, and had 5 rebounds.
Nevada has a record of 9-8 for the season. The Wolf Pack commit 17.2 personal fouls per game and they shoot 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15.7 times per game (51st in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per game. Nevada has totaled 1,287 pts so far this season (75.7 per game) and they grab 36.8 boards per contest. As an offense, the Wolf Pack are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which is 155th in college basketball.
The Wolf Pack are ranked 322nd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 75.4. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the field (230th in D-1). The Nevada defense allows 35.3% on three-point shots (164 of 465) and opponents are converting on 70.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 14.9 dimes and 35.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 316th and 217th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nevada
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