Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Boise State Broncos - 3/13/14 MWC Quarterfinal
Boise State Broncos (20-12) at Nevada Wolf Pack (15-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:30 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
In a late, late game, the Nevada Wolf Pack and Boise State Broncos will meet in a MWC quarterfinal matchup. These teams split the season series with the road team winning both games.
The Broncos won an effortless first round meeting against San Jose State on Wednesday, which ended in an 83-52 bloodbath. They shot 51.8 percent from the field, held the Spartans to 28.3 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers. Let’s just say a lot of backups saw playing time. On the season, the Broncos average 73.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allow 70.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. They are also 9-18 ATS overall.
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The Wolf Pack head into this matchup with a little confidence, winning three of their last four games of the regular season. On the year, they average 72.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allow 73.8 points on 44 percent shooting. They’re led by one of the best overall players in the conference in Deonte Burton, who averages 20 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists. As a team, they shoot 72.3 percent from the free throw line and 34 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, however, there can be improvements, as seven of their last nine opponents have scored 70-plus points. The Wolf Pack are 16-14 ATS overall.
The Broncos are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win. The Wolf Pack are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win and 5-16 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games.
It's surprising that Nevada is the team getting all of these points. Not only is it the ebtter team, but it's also coming off of a week's rest. Give me the Wolf Pack and the points, please.