Boise State vs. Nevada - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (8-17) at Boise State Broncos (19-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Taco Bell Arena)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack and Boise State Broncos play Saturday at the Taco Bell Arena.
The Nevada Wolf Pack look for a big win after splitting their last four games. On the season, Nevada is averaging 60.7 points on 38 percent shooting and is allowing 65.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. AJ West is averaging 12.8 points and 10.8 rebounds while Marqueze Coleman is averaging 9.8 points and 2.6 assists. Tyron Criswell is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Michael Perez is dishing two assists. The Nevada Wolf Pack have four players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 26.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Nevada is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last six games.
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The Boise State Broncos have won nine of their last 10 games and are chasing a MWC title. On the season, Boise State is averaging 69.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 62.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 19.8 points and 2.8 assists while James Webb III is averaging 11 points and 7.5 rebounds. Nick Duncan is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Igor Hadziomerovic is dishing 2.8 assists. The Boise State Broncos have four players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 73.4 percent from the line and 39.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Wolf Pack are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss. The Broncos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wolf Pack are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boise State and the road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Boise State should win this game rather easily due to their lights out shooting at home and Nevada's inconsistent ways offensively. Look for the Broncos to win this game by double digits.