San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 3/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
The Nevada Wolf Pack (22-9) welcome the San Jose State Spartans (19-12) at Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday.
The San Jose State Spartans took the court against Air Force and earned the victory with a final of 63-61 in their last game. San Jose State walked away from the contest with a 47.2% field goal percentage (25 out of 53) and made 7 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Spartans converted 6 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 46.2%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 34 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 6 assists in the matchup as well as creating 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to defense, San Jose State let their opponent shoot 39.7% from the floor on 23 of 58 shooting. Air Force doled out 13 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Air Force grabbed 34 boards (10 offensive, 24 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Air Force finished the game at 64.3% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of 14 attempts. They buried 6 of 22 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Spartans finished with 17 and Air Force recorded 15 personal fouls.
Omari Moore is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He went 58.3% from the field and distributed 3 dimes. He saw the court for 39 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. He totaled 33 points on 14 of 24 shooting.
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San Jose State steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 19-12 for the year. They turn it over 12.1 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.4 personal fouls every game. As a team, San Jose State is grabbing 38.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 383 assists on the year, which ranks 251st in the country in terms of passing. The Spartans are shooting 33.0% on 3-pointers (240 of 727) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They average 67.7 pts per contest (285th in Division 1) while hitting 43.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 8.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.8 fouls. They currently rank 119th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 374 relinquished for the season. The Spartans defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.3% (735 of 1,739) and they concede 29.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 34.6% on shots from downtown while they are 73rd in D-1 in opponents points per game (66.4).
In their last game, the Nevada Wolf Pack walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-67 when they played UNLV. When talking about how they rebounded, Nevada permitted UNLV to pull down 44 overall (14 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 26.5% from downtown via 9 out of 34 and finished the contest at 8 out of 11 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Wolf Pack allowed UNLV to convert 26 of 72 attempts from the field which had them at 36.1% for the contest. When this game wrapped up, the Wolf Pack finished shooting 21 out of 54 from the floor which had them shooting 38.9%. When it comes to shots from distance, Nevada buried 2 of 12 tries (16.7%). They were able to knock down 23 of those for a percentage of 65.7%. UNLV earned 27 fouls for the contest which got the Wolf Pack to the free throw line for a total of 35 attempts. They coughed it up 12 times, while earning 4 steals for the contest. The Wolf Pack corralled 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the contest.
Jarod Lucas ended up having an impact for the Wolf Pack in the matchup. He tallied 23 points in his 42 mins of playing time and added 3 dimes in the matchup. He made 6 of 11 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Nevada has a record of 22-9 on the season. The Wolf Pack commit 18.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.2 times per game (104th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.3 times per contest. Nevada has totaled 2,247 pts on the campaign (72.5 per game) and they average 33.4 boards per contest. As an offense, the Wolf Pack are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 187th in the country.
The Wolf Pack are ranked 75th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.4. They are forcing 12.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.6% from the floor (55th in college basketball). The Nevada defense surrenders 32.5% on shots from 3-point land (238 of 733) and their opponents are connecting on 73.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 12.4 dimes and 33.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 165th and 158th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nevada
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