Nevada Wolf Pack vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 2/24/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center is the location where the Fresno State Bulldogs (10-17) will attempt to beat the Nevada Wolf Pack (21-7) on Friday.
The Nevada Wolf Pack took the court against San Jose State and took home the win by a score of 66-51 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Wolf Pack left the arena with 11 while San Jose State totaled 17 fouls. They knocked down 10 of their 33 tries from 3-point range. San Jose State ended up shooting 50.0% at the charity stripe by burying 1 of 2 shots. Furthermore, San Jose State had 31 boards (9 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. San Jose State recorded 15 dimes and had 2 steals in the matchup. Regarding defense, Nevada allowed 36.4% from the floor on 20 out of 55 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Regarding rebounding, they compiled a total of 30 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Wolf Pack made 12 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Nevada ended having earned a 46.2% FG percentage (24 of 52) and converted 6 out of their 16 shots from downtown.
Will Baker is one player who was a factor for the game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 24 minutes and also snagged 5 rebounds. He finished 60.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
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Nevada will take the court with a mark of 21-7 on the season. They are averaging 73.2 points per game (149th in D-1) while hitting 45.0% from the field. The Wolf Pack are connecting on 35.2% on three-point attempts (206 of 586) and 79.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Nevada is snagging 33.6 boards per contest and has 397 dimes on the season, which is 114th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 10.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.1 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Wolf Pack are able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 fouls. They currently rank 151st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 349 conceded so far this season. The Wolf Pack defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.8% (644 of 1,541) and they surrender 33.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 32.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 78th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (66.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Fresno State Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 74-69 when they faced Air Force. The Bulldogs were able to collect 15 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 20 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while getting 12 steals in the game. Air Force was called for 17 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 94.1%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Fresno State converted 2 of their 13 attempts (15.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs shot 28 for 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.8%. The Bulldogs allowed Air Force to make 24 of 41 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 58.5% for the game. They went 47.6% from distance by going 10 out of 21 and finished the contest at 11 of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Fresno State permitted Air Force to pull down 23 in all (4 on the offensive side).
Eduardo Andre pitched in for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He totaled 26 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 assists for the game. He knocked down 10 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 71.4%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Fresno State has a record of 10-17 for the campaign. The Bulldogs have committed 16.3 fouls per game and they shoot 75.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.6 times per game (304th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. Fresno State has tallied 1,665 pts on the year (61.7 per contest) and they pull down 30.2 boards per game. As an offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 42.4% from the field, which is 298th in D-1.
The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 46th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 64.6. They are able to force 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.5% from the floor (174th in Division 1). The Fresno State defense gives up 37.2% on 3-point shots (199 of 535) and opponents are knocking down 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 12.0 dimes and 33.3 boards per game, ranking them 123rd and 133rd in those categories on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Fresno State and under the total points
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