Nevada Wolf Pack vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 3/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (+2)
UD Arena is the site where the Arizona State Sun Devils (22-12) will attempt to beat the Nevada Wolf Pack (22-10) on Wednesday. Nevada opens as 2-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 133.5.
The Nevada Wolf Pack took the court against San Jose State and took a loss by a score of 81-77 in their last game. Nevada finished the game having earned a 38.3% FG percentage (23 out of 60) and knocked down 7 of 25 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Wolf Pack made 24 of 28 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they collected 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When it comes to defending, Nevada allowed 49.2% from the field on 32 out of 65 shooting. San Jose State distributed 16 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. On top of that, San Jose State totaled 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. San Jose State finished the game at 64.7% at the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 17 tries. They converted 6 of 25 shots from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Wolf Pack ended up finishing with 16 and San Jose State finished the game with 21 fouls.
Jarod Lucas is one player who was a factor for the contest. He finished the game shooting 52.6% from the field and distributed 3 assists. He saw the court for 43 minutes played and also totaled 4 boards. He ended up scoring 28 points on 10 of 19 shooting.
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Nevada will play this contest with a mark of 22-10 on the season. They average 72.6 pts per game (157th in college hoops) while hitting 44.4% from the floor. The Wolf Pack are shooting 34.6% on 3-pointers (227 of 657) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Nevada is pulling in 33.6 boards per contest and has racked up 455 dimes so far this season, which is 110th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 10.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Wolf Pack have forced 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They concede 32.2% from beyond the arc and they rank 83rd in D-1 in opponents points per game (66.9). The Wolf Pack defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.9% (746 of 1,781) and they concede 33.7 boards per game as a team. They are 156th in college basketball in giving up assists with 400 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Arizona State Sun Devils walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-59 when they faced Arizona. In relation to how they attacked the glass, Arizona State allowed Arizona to get 39 overall (7 on the offensive side). They went 52.6% from downtown by shooting 10 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 6 of 14 from the free throw line (42.9%). The Sun Devils allowed Arizona to make 31 of 55 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.4% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Sun Devils went 21 for 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.3%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Arizona State made 6 out of 26 tries (23.1%). They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.8%. Arizona was called for 17 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They also gave up possession 9 times, while earning 10 steals for the matchup. The Sun Devils were able to snag 16 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 for the matchup.
Desmond Cambridge was important for the Sun Devils for this game. He had 27 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood, but didn't get an assist. He converted 10 out of 21 for this game giving him a rate of 47.6%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Arizona State has a mark of 22-12 this season. The Sun Devils have committed 18.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 68.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.2 times per contest (96th in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.8 times per game. Arizona State has accounted for 2,391 pts for the season (70.3 per contest) and they pull down 36.9 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sun Devils are shooting 41.3% from the floor, which ranks 326th in the nation.
The Sun Devils on defense are ranked 108th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 67.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.8% from the floor (16th in the nation). The Arizona State defense surrenders 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc (260 of 774) and their opponents are converting on 70.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.5 assists and 38.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 168th and 357th in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona State (-2) and under 133.5 points
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