Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Free Prediction 01/12/19

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The 10th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack (15-1, 2-1 MWC) and their great offense head to Fresno State to take on the Bulldogs (12-3, 3-0 MWC) and their exceptional defense. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019, and can be seen on ESPNU.

Nevada Wolf Pack at Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Bulldogs barely escaped the Utah State Aggies 78-77, while the Wolf Pack won big over the San Jose State Spartans 92-53.

Nevada played a flawless game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.5 (better than their season average of 12.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.610 (above their season average of 0.525). For those same stats, San Jose State was 27.6 and 0.464, respectively. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 12.7 (better than their season average of 16.3) and held the Aggies to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.6 (below their season average of 33.5). Fresno State was lifted by Braxton Huggins, who finished with 33 points. Caleb Martin played a pivotal role for Nevada with 23 points.

The Wolf Pack dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both games. In the most recent game, Nevada won 102-92. The Wolf Pack’s 6.7 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Bulldogs, who had a mark of 14.5. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, this will be a balanced contest. The sharp-shooting Fresno State offense ranks 47th in the country in that metric at 0.553, while the elite Nevada defense is ranked 48th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.464).

Nevada Wolf Pack at Fresno State Bulldogs Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – Nevada, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Fresno State averages 26.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 47th in the nation. Nevada ranks 212th in three pointers allowed per game (25.3).
  • The Bulldogs average 15.9 assists per game, which ranks 46th in the NCAA. The Wolf Pack rank 97th in assists allowed per game (12.6).
  • Nevada ranks 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Fresno State ranks 82nd (3.3).
  • The Wolf Pack rank fourth in steals allowed per game (4.4) while the Bulldogs rank 65th (5.9).
  • Fresno State ranks 128th in rebounds per game (36.2) while Nevada ranks 183rd in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.6, up from 12.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Wolf Pack have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (5.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.0 points per game (2.5 below their season average).