The No. 23 Nevada Wolf Pack (20-5, 9-2 MWC) welcome the San Diego State Aztecs (13-9, 5-6 MWC) in a matchup that pits great offense against stifling defense. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 10, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
San Diego State Aztecs at Nevada Wolf Pack ATS Preview
In the Aztecs last game, they were blown out by the Fresno State Bulldogs, 79-61. San Diego State’s Malik Pope recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Fresno State did an excellent job of making free throws (12-14; 85.7 percent). San Diego State, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.8 (above their season average of 33.6).
The Wolf Pack are trying to rebound after their 86-78 loss to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels in their last game. Jordan Caroline led Nevada in scoring with 18 points on 7-for-17 shooting. UNLV had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.2 vs. 25.6). Nevada, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.4 vs. 17.4).
This showdown pits one of the nations top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Nevada ranks 17th in offensive efficiency and San Diego State is 54th in defensive efficiency.
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, the Aztecs won 70-56. San Diego State’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Nevada. The Aztecs had a rate of 0.516 while the Wolf Pack posted a mark of 0.336.
San Diego State Aztecs at Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – San Diego State, ATS Winner – San Diego State, O/U – Under
- The Wolf Pack average 23.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 92nd in the NCAA. The Aztecs rank 192nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.0).
- Nevada averages 4.0 blocks per game, which ranks 68th in the nation. San Diego State ranks 111th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- Nevada ranks 10th in steals allowed per game (4.6) while San Diego State ranks 164th (6.8).
- The Aztecs rank 50th in rebounds per game (38.4) while the Wolf Pack rank 171st in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
- Nevada averages 16.5 assists per game, which ranks 30th in the NCAA. San Diego State ranks 136th in assists allowed per game (13.5).
- The Wolf Pack’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.2, down from 11.2 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Aztecs have scored an average of 78.4 points per game (0.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.8 points per game (6.4 above their season average).