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San Diego State vs Nevada Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 31st Betting Odds
Aztecs vs Wolf Pack Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: San Diego State Aztecs at Nevada Wolf Pack
- Where: Reno at Lawlor Events Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 31st
- Betting Odds: San Diego State -3, SDST -163 | NEVADA +132 O/U 138.5
Through 21 games, the San Diego State Aztecs have an overall record of 17-4. On the road, the Aztecs will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 5-2. So far, the Aztecs have been favored 19 times, going 16-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have San Diego State as -3 point favorites.
San Diego State’s leading scorer this season is Matt Bradley, who is averaging 13.1 points per contest. So far, Bradley has accounted for 17.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.1 rebounds per game and 2.29 assists. Darrion Trammell is the second leading scorer for the Aztecs, averaging 11.15 points per game. Between him and Trammell, they are accounting for 31.5% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, San Diego State will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Aztecs are ranked 374th at 65.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 642nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, San Diego State is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
Wolf Pack Preview:
The Nevada Wolf Pack head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 16-6. Currently, the Wolf Pack have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 11-0. So far, the Wolf Pack have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 16.95 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 45.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.82 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Nevada Wolf Pack +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the San Diego State Aztecs are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Nevada putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Aztecs as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Wolf Pack to cover.