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Nevada vs. Boise State - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nevada at Boise State
Date & Time Wednesday March 13, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Thomas & Mack Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: Nevada -12 -- Over/Under: 143.5
TV Channel
CBS Sports Network
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NCAA BB | Nevada at Boise State
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The Boise State Broncos and Nevada Wolf Pack meet Thursday in the college basketball MWC Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Boise State Broncos look for another win after beating Colorado State on Wednesday. The Boise State Broncos are averaging 71.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Justinian Jessup is averaging 14.2 points and 2.7 assists while Derrick Alston is averaging 13 points and four rebounds. Alex Hobbs is the third double-digit scorer and Roderick Williams is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Boise State Broncos have lost five of their last six non-home games.

The Nevada Wolf Pack enter this tournament winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 81.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Caleb Martin is averaging 19.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while Jordan Caroline is averaging 17.7 points and two assists. Cody Martin is the third double-digit scorer and Jazz Johnson is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Nevada Wolf Pack are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Nevada Wolf Pack are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won five of their last seven non-home games.

The Broncos are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Wolf Pack are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mountain West, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Broncos are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 11-5 in Wolf Pack last 16 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 overall.

Boise State took Nevada down to the wire back in January, losing by just one point, but they lost by 20 points to the Wolf Pack back in February. It's a matter of which version of Boise State decides to show up this time around. The Nevada Wolf Pack enter this game shooting a hot basketball and are winning their last five games by an average of 11.2 points. Nevada is also a profitable 12-9 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite, while Boise State is 0-2 ATS this season as a double-digit underdog. I'm not sure the Boise State Broncos are good enough defensively to get enough stops to keep this game within reach. Nevada should cruise in a comfortable double-digit win.

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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