Check out our free Utah 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.
Utah State vs Nevada Pick & Preview: Friday, January 13th Betting Odds
Aggies vs Wolf Pack Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah State Aggies at Nevada Wolf Pack
- Where: Reno at Lawlor Events Center
- Date: Friday, January 13th
- Betting Odds: Utah State +2, UTAHST +111 | NEVADA -137 O/U 143.5
The Utah State Aggies head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 14-3. On the road, the Aggies will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 5-1. So far, the Aggies have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 15.65 points per game for the Aggies. Ashworth 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 Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Taylor Funk who has hit 44.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.12 points per game.
On offense, Utah State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 17 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Wolf Pack Preview:
The Nevada Wolf Pack head into today’s game in what will be their 19th game of the season, posting a record of 14-4. Currently, the Wolf Pack have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 9-0. The Wolf Pack’s are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Nevada has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 11-1.
Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 16.67 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 44.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.0 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 -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 Utah State are averaging 8.03 and 7.76 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 at home, going 7-3 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Wolf Pack to cover at -2.
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