The Portland Pilots and Nevada Wolf Pack face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Lawlor Events Center.
Portland Looks to Bounce Back
Portland comes into this game with a 3-1 record overall but they were defeated in the last game. Portland faced off against Tennessee State and they were defeated by ten points. At halftime, Portland was down 42-28 and that led to the defeat. Portland was led by Tyler Robertson putting up 24 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Portland on the season is averaging 77 points while their defense is giving up 71.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 175th and they need to find a way to get the offense going here. They also can’t fall behind like they did against Tennessee State in the last game.
Nevada Has Dominated So Far
Nevada comes into this game with a 3-0 record and they have been dominant so far this season. Two games ago against Washington, Nevada was able to secure the 83-76, and in the last game against Pacific they were able to secure the 88-41 victory. At halftime they were up 55-15 and they never looked back on the way victory. Jarod Lucas put up 12 points, four rebounds, and one assist. Nevada on the season is averaging 82.7 points while their defense is giving up 60 points per game. In this game, the defense is going to need to step up and put the pressure on Portland.
Shane’s Free Pick
This is going to be a blowout victory for Nevada. Nevada’s offense has been strong, but so has the defense, and in this game it’s going to be the difference. Nevada is giving up only 60 points per game and Portland is going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Portland is going to struggle to go over 50 points, and that is going to be the difference as Nevada is going to get the job done. Back Nevada against the spread.