Check out our free Nevada vs San Jose State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Jose. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Nevada vs San Jose State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Wolf Pack vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Nevada Wolf Pack at San Jose State Spartans
- Where: San Jose at Provident Credit Union Event Center
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Nevada -2, NEVADA -135 | SJST +110 O/U 134.5
Wolf Pack Preview:
Nevada heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-3. So far, the Wolf Pack have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. This season, Nevada has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 10-1. For today’s contest, Nevada has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 17.31 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 45.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.31 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.
San Jose State will take the floor against the Wolf Pack with an overall record of 11-5. So far this season, San Jose State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-2. For the season, San Jose State has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 4-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spartans being +2 point underdogs.
San Jose State’s leading scorer this season is Omari Moore, who is averaging 15.44 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 22.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.88 rebounds per game and 4.75 assists. Alvaro Cardenas Torre is the second leading scorer for the Spartans, averaging 9.88 points per game. Between him and Torre, they are accounting for 36.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for San Jose State this season, as they are currently ranked 399th in college basketball at 64.3 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 Spartans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.2%, placing them 169th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Nevada Wolf Pack -2
Heading into this matchup, with the Nevada Wolf Pack sitting as -2 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Nevada and San Jose State are averaging 8.03 and 8.81 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Nevada has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Wolf Pack to cover at -2.