Nevada vs. Illinois State - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Illinois State Redbirds (3-3) at Nevada Wolf Pack (6-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Illinois State Redbirds and Nevada Wolf Pack meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Lawlor Events Center.
The Illinois State Redbirds look for a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 73.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 39 percent shooting. Keyshawn Evans is averaging 23 points and 4.3 assists while Phil Fayne is averaging 16.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. Milik Yarbrough is the third double-digit scorer and Madison Williams is dishing 2.2 assists. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.4 rebounds per game. The Illinois State Redbirds have won nine of their last 11 road games.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack look for another victory to build on their impressive 6-0 record. The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 84.3 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Caleb Martin is averaging 19.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while Jordan Caroline is averaging 17.2 points and 2.3 assists. Cody Martin is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hall is dishing 2.3 assists. The Nevada Wolf Pack are shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Nevada Wolf Pack are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won eight straight home games.
The Redbirds are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Wolf Pack are 28-7-1 ATS in their last 36 home games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games and 44-16-2 ATS in their last 62 games overall. The over is 9-2 in Wolf Pack last 11 overall and the under is 11-5 in Redbirds last 16 overall.
Nevada looks like a team that can make another run to the big dance, as it's playing well at both ends and has four double-digit scorers. But the Illinois State Redbirds are a tough team from the MVC that's no stranger to winning on the road and has victories already this season over South Carolina and Tulsa. While the Wolf Pack probably win the game, the Redbirds are not a team to take lightly, and they should be able to keep it close.