The Nevada Wolf Pack (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they go head-to-head against the Pacific Tigers (0-2) at Spanos Center. The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 149 points with Nevada set as an 11.5-point favorite. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Pacific Tigers Odds Preview
The last time the Wolf Pack played, they dismantled the Santa Clara Broncos, 93-63. Cody Martin was the games leading scorer with 22 points on 9-for-17 shooting. The Wolf Pack had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.4 vs. 21.4) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.659 vs. 0.466).
The Tigers are hoping for a better outcome after their 62-58 loss to the UC Davis Aggies in their last game. With 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Jahlil Tripp had a solid outing for Pacific. UC Davis had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.585 vs. 0.440). Pacific, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.8 vs. 19.0).
Nevada could struggle to create turnovers. Dating back to last season, Pacific ranks 78th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.4 percent), while Nevada has forced the 28th-fewest turnovers (16.3 percent). Also, the Wolf Pack rank 32nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.297), while the Tigers rank 321st in opponents FTA rate (0.299).
The Wolf Pack are 31-6 straight up (SU) and 26-10-2 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Since last season, games involving Nevada have had a tendency to go over the projected point total (55.3 percent).
On the other hand, the Tigers, have records of 11-24 SU and 13-19 ATS since last season. Over that same stretch, games involving Pacific have finished under the projected point total 56.3 percent of the time.
The Wolf Pack won the lone contest against the Tigers last season, 77-67. One of Nevadas biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 30 free throw attempts, while Pacific had just five.
Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Pacific Tigers ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – Nevada, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wolf Pack rank 47th in rebounds per game (38.6) while the Tigers rank 161st in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
- Nevada ranks 218th in steals per game (5.5) while Pacific ranks 272nd (4.7).
- Nevada ranks 66th in three pointers attempted per game (23.8) while Pacific ranks 307th (16.7).
- The Wolf Pack rank 24th in assists per game (16.3) while the Tigers rank 258th (11.9).
- Nevada ranks sixth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while Pacific ranks 235th (4.1).