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Davidson Wildcats vs. Nevada Wolf Pack - 11/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nevada Wolf Pack at Davidson Wildcats
Date & Time Tuesday November 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
John M. Belk Arena
Davidson, NC
The Line
DAV -7.5 O/U 143.5
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The Nevada Wolf Pack are set to visit John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, North Carolina for a non-conference clash against the Davidson Wildcats. The Nevada Wolf Pack come into this matchup with a 2-2 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the USC Trojans, 76-66. Leading the way for the Nevada Wolf Pack was senior guard Jazz Johnson as he recorded 26 points and 4 rebounds off the bench. Senior guard Lindsey Drew had a solid all-around game for the Wolf Pack as he pitched in 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.

The Nevada Wolf Pack struggled shooting the ball against the USC Trojans as they connected on 20 of their 61 field goal attempts (32.8%), and they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (30.6%). The Nevada Wolf Pack lost the turnover battle against the USC Trojans (19-18), and they were edged out by the Trojans in the rebounding department (42-37).

The Davidson Wildcats come into this matchup with a 1-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 87-49. Leading the way for the Davidson Wildcats was sophomore forward Luke Brajkovic as he recorded 21 points. Junior guard Kellan Grady had a productive all-around game for the Wildcats as he pitched in 14 points and 9 rebounds.

The Davidson Wildcats had a good shooting game against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks as they connected on 33 of their 60 field goal attempts (55%), and they were good from behind the three-point line (50%). The Davidson Wildcats won the turnover battle against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks (17-10), and they dominated the Seahawks in the rebounding department (39-24).

The Nevada Wolf Pack hasn’t played a cupcake schedule thus far which is a reason for their 2-2 record, and they are finally starting to play good basketball under 1st-year coach Steve Alford. The Wolf Pack has recently been one of the best mid-majors in college basketball, and the play from their backcourt may once again elevate them to that name as Jazz Johnson is averaging 19.5 PPG while Lindsay Drew is contributing 18.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG, and 6 APG. Davidson is a hard team to beat on the road, but their loss to Charlotte was a questionable one, and I am not sure I can back this big spread for a team that only has 1 win on the season.

Pick:
Nevada Wolf Pack +7.5
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