Nevada Wolf Pack vs. San Jose State Spartans - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (2-25) at Nevada Wolf Pack (8-19)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans head to the Lawlor Events Center looking for their first MWC win against the Nevada Wolf Pack.
I don't think I need to go in to why the San Jose State Spartans are just 2-25 but suffice to say the offense needs to score more and the defense needs to get more stops which doesn't mean a whole lot with three games remaining on the schedule. Both ends of the floor had their problems in a 72-56 loss at Colorado State on Wednesday as a 25 point underdog. The Rams took control of this early with an 18 point lead after 20 minutes before taking their foot off the gas. CSU connected at 42% with the Spartans limited to 34.5% which accounted for five more buckets which was plenty. Jaleel Williams carried the offense with a game high 20 points and eight boards with Rashad Muhammad right on his heels with 18 points. Darryl Gaynor II chipped in with eight points but five others managed just ten points.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack are probably going to escape the Mountain West basement but they be much further up the rung. Their struggles can be traced back to a lack of scoring as anything in the mid 60's is a solid offensive performance. The Wolf Pack finally did some scoring in a 75-70 defeat at the Air Force where the team couldn't get enough stops late. The Falcons sank shots at just under 54% with the visitors staying close on 46% accuracy because of nine more looks thanks to 16 offensive rebounds. Eric Cooper kept the Wolf Pack competitive with a game high 20 points on 7-16 from the field with DJ Fenner right behind with 18 points on 9-15 marksmanship. Tyron Criswell and AJ West tossed in 12 and eleven points with West grabbing 16 rebounds.
The Spartans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 20-43-3 ATS in their last 66 games overall. San Jose State are 17-40-3 ATS in their last 60 games following a S.U. loss and 7-18-3 ATS in their last 28 vs. Mountain West. The Wolf Pack are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 while going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. I don't see an upset here but a cover is possible in a low scoring contest...