Nevada Wolf Pack at San Jose State Spartans Free Prediction 01/08/20

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The Nevada Wolf Pack (10-5, 3-0 MWC) will be at the Provident Credit Union Event Center to square off against the San Jose State Spartans (5-11, 1-3 MWC) in a MWC matchup. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. San Jose State Spartans Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Spartans fell to the Fresno State Bulldogs, 79-64, while the Wolf Pack defeated the Boise State Broncos, 83-66.

The Wolf Pack had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.678 (above their season average of 0.520) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.0 (above their season average of 24.1). San Jose State, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.204 vs. 0.175). Brae Ivey played well for San Jose State with 19 points. Nevada received a boost from Jazz Johnson, who put up 34 points and seven rebounds.

The Wolf Pack won the only game between these two teams last year, 92-53. The Wolf Pack’s 9.5 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Spartans, who had a mark of 27.6. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

It could be a difficult game for San Jose State on the offensive glass. The Spartans currently rank 208th in offensive rebounding percentage (27.8 percent), while Nevada ranks 91st in defensive rebounding percentage (74.5 percent). Also, the 50th-ranked defense of the Wolf Pack (opponents’ effective field goal percentage of 0.450) will face off against the 317th-ranked offense of the Spartans (effective field goal percentage of 0.464).

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. San Jose State Spartans Odds Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – San Jose State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Nevada averages 15.2 assists per game, which ranks 54th in the NCAA. San Jose State ranks 239th in assists allowed per game (17.3).
  • The Spartans rank 70th in three pointers attempted per game (24.8) while the Wolf Pack rank 214th in three pointers allowed per game (24.3).
  • Nevada ranks 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while San Jose State ranks 69th (2.9).
  • The Wolf Pack average 38.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 72nd in the NCAA. The Spartans rank 243rd in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
  • Nevada ranks sixth in steals allowed per game (4.4) while San Jose State ranks 163rd (7.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Wolf Pack have scored an average of 69.2 points per game (6.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.6 points per game (2.2 below their season average).
  • The Spartans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.4, down from 9.6 for the season.