San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Lawlor Events Center is the location where the Nevada Wolf Pack (20-7) will attempt to beat the San Jose State Spartans (16-11) on Tuesday.
The San Jose State Spartans faced New Mexico and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 96-68 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Spartans walked away with 17 and New Mexico totaled 20 personal fouls. They also buried 7 out of their 11 attempts from 3-point range. New Mexico finished shooting 80.8% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of 26 attempts. In addition, New Mexico pulled down 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. New Mexico doled out 15 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Concerning defense, San Jose State allowed the other team to go 60.7% from the field on 34 out of 56 shooting. They also dished out 9 assists for this game while creating 6 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 41 with 24 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Spartans converted 18 of their 27 tries for a rate of 66.7%. San Jose State walked away from the game having earned a 31.4% FG percentage (22 out of 70) and converted 6 out of their 27 3-point shots.
Omari Moore is one guy who was important in the game. He finished the game at 38.5% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. He saw the court for 32 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. He was able to score 18 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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San Jose State will enter this contest with a mark of 16-11 so far this season. They average 68.4 points per contest (265th in the country) while going 44.5% from the field. The Spartans are connecting on 33.4% on 3-pointers (204 of 610) and 67.5% from the free throw line. As a team, San Jose State is snagging 37.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 339 assists on the campaign, which is 260th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Spartans are forcing 8.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 104th in college hoops in PPG allowed (67.3). The Spartans defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.5% (647 of 1,524) and they relinquish 29.4 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 119th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 324 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Nevada Wolf Pack took a loss by a score of 75-66 when they faced Utah State. Concerning attacking the glass, Nevada permitted Utah State to pull down 38 overall (7 offensive). They finished 25.0% from beyond the arc by hitting 6 out of 24 and finished the contest at 17 out of 20 from the charity stripe (85.0%). The Wolf Pack allowed Utah State to knock down 26 out of 55 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.3% in this game. Overall, the Wolf Pack finished the game shooting 23 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Nevada knocked down 9 out of 22 attempts (40.9%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. Utah State had 15 fouls in the game which took the Wolf Pack to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Wolf Pack recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 for this game.
Will Baker pitched in for the Wolf Pack for the contest. He made 7 of 13 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. He earned 25 points in his 29 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist for the contest.
Nevada has a mark of 20-7 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Wolf Pack are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks 174th in the nation. Nevada has totaled 1,983 points for the year (73.4 per contest) and they average 33.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 14.1 times per game (111th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.6 times per contest. The Wolf Pack commit 18.4 fouls every game while shooting 79.7% from the charity stripe.
The Wolf Pack on defense are ranked 94th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 66.8. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.0% from the field (86th in college basketball). The Nevada defense allows 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc (200 of 608) and opponents are making 72.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.4 dimes and 33.3 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 158th and 131st in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nevada
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