Check out our free Nevada vs Air Force pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Colorado Springs. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Nevada vs Air Force Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Wolf Pack vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Nevada Wolf Pack at Air Force Falcons
  • Where: Colorado Springs at Clune Arena
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: Nevada -3, NEVADA -160 | AIRF +131 O/U 130.5

Wolf Pack Preview:

The Nevada will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 11-3. So far, the Wolf Pack have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. This season, Nevada has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1. For today’s contest, Nevada have a betting line set -3 points in their favor.

Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 16.64 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 45.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.29 points per game.

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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.

Falcons Preview:

Air Force heads into this matchup having played 14 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-5. So far this season, Air Force has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. For the season, Air Force has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 2-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Falcons being +3 point underdogs.

Air Force will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jake Heidbreder who is averaging 15.0 points per game for the Falcons. Heidbreder 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 Falcons’ offensive gameplan is the play of Camden Vander Zwaag who has hit 48.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.29 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Air Force this season, as they are currently ranked 466th in college basketball at 59.0 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 Falcons’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 291st in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Nevada Wolf Pack -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Nevada Wolf Pack to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Nevada as a team is just 159th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Falcons’ defense. In addition, the Wolf Pack have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Wolf Pack to come out on top and cover.

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