The Nevada Wolf Pack (11-2) and the San Francisco Dons (7-5) battle at Orleans Arena. Action starts at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
San Francisco Dons vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Odds Preview
In the Dons last contest, they lost a close one to the Duquesne Dukes, 67-65. With 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting, Matt McCarthy was San Francisco’s leading scorer. Duquesne did a great job of converting from the free throw line (13-18; 72.2 percent). San Francisco, on the other hand, forced the Dukes into a turnover percentage of 21.1 (above their season average of 13.0).
The Wolf Pack come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the Southern Illinois Salukis in their last matchup, 86-64. Nevada received a boost from Caleb Martin, who was the games high scorer with 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting. The Wolf Pack had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 37.0 (above their season average of 26.9) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.670 (above their season average of 0.570).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, this will be a balanced game. The sweet-shooting Nevada offense ranks 22nd in the nation in that metric at 0.577, while the stingy San Francisco defense is ranked 56th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.465).
Games featuring these teams tend to go over the O/U total. San Francisco games have finished over 57.1 percent of the time, while 72.7 percent of Nevada games have finished over. The Wolf Pack come into this game with a sizable advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 11-2 SU and 7-3-1 ATS, while the Dons are 7-5 SU and 2-5 ATS.
San Francisco Dons vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Francisco, ATS Winner – San Francisco, O/U – Under
- The Wolf Pack average 37.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 102nd in the nation. The Dons rank 156th in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).
- Nevada ranks 22nd in steals allowed per game (4.9) while San Francisco ranks 56th (5.7).
- Nevada ranks 21st in assists per game (17.9) while San Francisco ranks 164th (13.1).
- The Dons rank 44th in three pointers attempted per game (26.1) while the Wolf Pack rank 120th (22.8).
- Nevada ranks 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while San Francisco ranks 96th (3.5).
- The Wolf Pack’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, down from 14.2 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Dons have scored an average of 66.2 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.2 points per game (4.3 below their season average).