Nevada vs. Wyoming - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nevada vs. Wyoming - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Calvert-USA TODAY Sports

Wyoming Cowboys (8-23) at Nevada Wolf Pack (19-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -10 -- Over/Under:

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Wyoming Cowboys and Nevada Wolf Pack meet Thursday in the college basketball MWC Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Wyoming Cowboys look for another win after beating Colorado State on Wednesday. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 61.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Hunter Maldonado is averaging 16.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Jake Hendricks is averaging 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Hunter Thompson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and AJ Banks is dishing 1.7 assists. The Wyoming Cowboys are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wyoming Cowboys are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.9 rebounds per game. The Wyoming Cowboys have split their last six non-home games. 

The Nevada Wolf Pack head into this tournament winning eight of their last 11 games. The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 77.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Jalen Harris is averaging 21.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while Jazz Johnson is averaging 15.9 points and two assists. Lindsey Drew is the third double-digit scorer and Nisre Zouzoua is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Nevada Wolf Pack are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nevada Wolf Pack are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won three straight non-home games. 

The Cowboys are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wolf Pack are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games as a favorite and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The over is 6-1 in Cowboys last 7 overall. The over is 6-0 in Wolf Pack last 6 overall. The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Even with the win, the Wyoming Cowboys are losing their last five games by an average of 4.2 points while shooting just 41.5 percent from the field. The Nevada Wolf Pack have been dominant against the spread in the favorite role this season, which includes a 13-7 against the spread record overall. Tired legs and that Nevada defense, give me the Wolf Pack in a comfortble victory.

Randy’s Pick Nevada Wolf Pack -10

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.