Nevada Wolf Pack vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 1/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
TV: Youtube TV
Viejas Arena is where the San Diego State Aztecs (12-3) will go up against the Nevada Wolf Pack (14-3) on Tuesday.
The Nevada Wolf Pack faced San Jose State and earned the victory with a final of 67-40 in their last game. Nevada ended having earned a 41.5% FG percentage (27 out of 65) and converted 8 out of their 25 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wolf Pack made 5 of 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 38 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and earning 11 steals. With respect to defense, Nevada allowed the other team to shoot 33.3% from the floor on 15 out of 45 shooting. San Jose State distributed 10 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. In addition, San Jose State collected 27 rebounds (2 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. San Jose State shot 40.0% when shooting free throws by making 4 of 10 shots. They buried 6 of their 24 tries from beyond the perimeter. In relation to personal fouls, the Wolf Pack finished with 14 while San Jose State had 15 personal fouls.
Nick Davidson is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field but didn't record an assist. He played for 27 minutes and also collected 9 rebounds. He notched 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
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Nevada enters this one with a record of 14-3 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Nevada is pulling in 35.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 237 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 95th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Wolf Pack are shooting 34.8% on shots from distance (133 of 382) and 79.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.2 pts per contest (156th in college basketball) on 43.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Wolf Pack are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. They give up 31.8% on 3-point shots and they are 54th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (63.8). The Wolf Pack defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.7% (379 of 954) and they relinquish 34.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 173rd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 199 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs got the victory with a final of 80-75 when they faced Wyoming. When discussing team rebounding, San Diego State permitted Wyoming to grab 23 in total (4 on the offensive glass). They shot 45.5% from 3-point land by going 10 of 22 and ended up shooting 13 out of 16 from the charity stripe (81.3%). The Aztecs permitted Wyoming to make 26 of 45 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 57.8% in this game. Overall, the Aztecs went 29 out of 58 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. Regarding shots from downtown, San Diego State converted 12 of 26 attempts (46.2%). They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. Wyoming was called for 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Aztecs to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Aztecs collected 16 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 25 for this game.
Lamont Butler ended up being a major contributor for the Aztecs in this matchup. He scored 23 points in his 28 mins of playing time and added 2 dimes for this contest. He buried 8 of 15 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and added 2 rebounds.
San Diego State has a record of 12-3 on the season. The Aztecs are committing 16.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.6 times per game (172nd in D-1) and they turn it over 13.1 times per game. San Diego State has totaled 1,133 pts for the season (75.5 per contest) and they average 35.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Aztecs are hitting on 45.9% from the field, which has them ranked 113th in D-1.
The Aztecs on the defensive end are ranked 94th in D-1 in PPG given up with 65.5. They are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (159th in college basketball). The San Diego State defense allows 31.2% on 3-point shots (106 of 340) and their opponents are knocking down 74.0% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 10.8 dimes and 31.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 57th and 30th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nevada
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