Check out our free Boise State vs Nevada pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Reno. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Boise State vs Nevada Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 28th Betting Odds
Broncos vs Wolf Pack Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Boise State Broncos at Nevada Wolf Pack
- Where: Reno at Lawlor Events Center
- Date: Wednesday, December 28th
- Betting Odds: Boise State +2.5, BOISE +118 | NEVADA -145 O/U 131.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Nevada, the Boise State Broncos will be taking the floor for the 14th time this season and have an overall record of 10-3. On the road, the Broncos will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 3-2. So far, the Broncos have been the underdog 5 times, going 5-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Tyson Degenhart comes into today’s game as the Broncos’ leading scorer at 13.23 points per contest. Not only has Degenhart been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boise State’s top rebounder at 5.46 boards per contest. Behind Degenhart, the team has benefited from the strong play of Max Rice who is second on the team in scoring at 12.31 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.5% of his shots and is adding 5.0 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boise State this season, as they are currently ranked 279th in college basketball at 68.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.8%, placing them 192nd in the NCAA.
Wolf Pack Preview:
Nevada will take the floor against the Broncos with an overall record of 10-3. Currently, the Wolf Pack have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Wolf Pack’s are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Nevada has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 7-1.
Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 16.85 points per game for the Wolf Pack. Lucas is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wolf Pack’s offensive gameplan is the play of Kenan Blackshear who has hit 44.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.85 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Nevada this season, as they are currently ranked 161st in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wolf Pack’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 270th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Boise State Broncos +2.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Nevada as the favorites with a line coming in at -2.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Boise State Broncos to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Nevada at 8.03 made 3’s per game compared to Boise State at 7.38. Look for Boise State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Wolf Pack.