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Nevada vs Boise State Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 17th Betting Odds

Wolf Pack vs Broncos Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Nevada Wolf Pack at Boise State Broncos
  • Where: Boise at ExtraMile Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 17th
  • Betting Odds: Nevada +5, NEVADA +177 | BOISE -220 O/U 134.5

Wolf Pack Preview:

Through 19 games, the Nevada Wolf Pack have an overall record of 15-4. So far, the Wolf Pack have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. For the season, Nevada has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wolf Pack being +5 point underdogs.

Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 16.89 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 game plan is the play of Kenan Blackshear who has hit 45.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.74 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 they 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.

Broncos Preview:

Boise State will take their 4 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 14-4. Currently, the Broncos have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. The Broncos’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Boise State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 7-3.

Tyson Degenhart comes into today’s game as the Broncos’ leading scorer at 13.56 points per contest. Not only has Degenhart been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boise State’s top rebounder at 5.78 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 12.22 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.6% of his shots and is adding 4.72 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 they 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Boise State Broncos -5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Boise State Broncos to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5 point betting favorites. Although Boise State as a team is just 154th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Wolf Pack’s defense. In addition, the Broncos have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 7-2-1 (last 10). At -5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Broncos to come out on top and cover.

 


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