The Nevada Wolf Pack (8-2) will be at home in Lawlor Events Center when they take on the Radford Highlanders (5-4). Action begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Radford Highlanders vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Preview
In the Highlanders last matchup, they won big over the Erskine Flying Fleet, 76-49. With 12 points and nine rebounds, Radford’s Randy Phillips had a solid game. Radford dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 66.7 (above their season average of 33.6) and a free throw rate of 0.079 (below their season average of 0.192). Erskine recorded marks of 22.9 and 0.037, respectively, for those same stats.
The Wolf Pack are trying to rebound after their 84-80 loss to the No. 20 TCU Horned Frogs in their last contest. Cody Martin was the games leading scorer with 27 points on 10-for-13 shooting. TCU held the Wolf Pack to an effective field goal percentage of 0.508 (below their season average of 0.580). Nevada, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.9 (above their season average of 25.0).
The high-octane offense of Nevada will face off against the porous defense of Radford. Dating back to last season, the Wolf Pack rank 28th in offensive efficiency, while the Highlanders are 258th in defensive efficiency. The Wolf Pack should have the advantage on that side of the ball.
Caleb Martin has been excellent over the last five games for Nevada, averaging 22.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.
Radford Highlanders vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Radford, ATS Winner – Radford, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Highlanders average 37.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 80th in the NCAA. The Wolf Pack rank 116th in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
- Radford ranks 106th in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while Nevada ranks 110th in three pointers allowed per game (21.6).
- Nevada ranks 24th in assists per game (16.2) while Radford ranks 193rd (12.5).
- The Wolf Pack rank 33rd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Highlanders rank 133rd (6.8).
- Nevada ranks 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Radford ranks 129th (3.7).