Nevada vs. Fresno State Prediction
Will No. 10 Nevada be able to go on the road and hand Fresno State its first conference loss when the two meet tonight at 8PM ET?
739 Nevada vs. 740 Fresno State
Saturday, January 12, 2019
8PM ET – Save Mart Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Nevada is favored on the road, as the Wolf Pack are getting odds of -3.5 points against Fresno State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 145.5 points. The public betting currently has 85 percent going on Nevada on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nevada hammers San Jose State
The Wolf Pack are coming off a 92-53 win at home over San Jose State on Wednesday. They have covered the spread in three of their last four games. Nevada is 15-1 on the season, 2-1 in the Mountain West, 3-1 on the road, 9-5-1 against the spread and 11-4 with the under.
Nevada is putting up 81.1 points per game on offense this season, while the defense is allowing just 66.5 points per game while holding opponents to 39.9 percent shooting. Caleb Martin is leading the team with 18.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while Jordan Carolina is adding 18.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest.
Fresno State on three-game win streak
The Bulldogs have won their last three games, including a 78-77 win at Utah State on Wednesday. They have also covered the spread in six of their last eight games. Fresno is now 12-3 on the season, 3-0 in the Mountain West, 8-1 at home, 10-4 against the spread and 8-6 with the over.
Fresno State is putting up 79.3 points per game on offense while shooting 38.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Bulldogs are giving up 66.4 points per game while limiting opponents to 29.3 percent shooting from 3-point land. Braxton Huggins is leading the team with 18.9 points per game while Deshon Taylor is adding 16.8 points and 5.0 assists per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Nevada is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games and 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Bulldogs are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games, but 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games following a win.
These two are matched pretty similarly in terms of style and game plan, but Nevada comes into this game being much more battle-tested than Fresno State. The Wolf Pack played a pretty competitive non-conference schedule and they have much better results against common opponents. Nevada seems to be a legit contender on the national stage and it should show tonight.
College Basketball Prediction: Nevada -3.5