Utah State vs. Nevada - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (12-7) at Utah State Aggies (11-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -4.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and the Nevada Wolf Pack face off on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The Utah State Aggies are 11-8 this season and they have lost their last two games. Utah State is averaging 71.2 points per game and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor and defensively they are allowing 71.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.3 percent. Jalen Moore leads USU averaging 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Chris Smith is averaging 14 points and 6.2 rebounds, Lew Evans is averaging 9.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Shane Rector is averaging 8.6 points. Utah State is 7-4 at home and 3-5 in the MWC.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack are 12-8 this season and they are coming off of a loss to San Diego State that ended a two game winning streak. Nevada is averaging 72.1 points per game and they are shooting 39.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Marqueze Coleman leads the Wolf Pack averaging 17.8 points per game. D.J. Fenner is averaging 12.2 points, Cameron Oliver is averaging 11 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Tyron Criswell is averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds. Nevada is 3-6 on the road and 4-4 in the Mountain West.
Utah State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread against the MWC, and 3-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Nevada is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-6 against the spread following a loss, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Nevada is 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 games against Utah State.
Utah State has owned this series against the number but I look for Nevada to get the better of this one.