Wolfpack vs. Broncos Prediction
The 10th-ranked Nevada Wolfpack take to the road tonight for a matchup with the upset-minded Boise State Broncos. Can Boise State make bettors happy as the underdog?
645 Nevada Wolfpack at 646 Boise State Broncos
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Taco Bell Arena at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolfpack are an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 142 points. As of Tuesday morning, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Nevada. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Wolfpack runs past Bulldogs
Nevada recorded a 74-64 victory Saturday night at Fresno State to improve to 16-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Wolfpack outscored the hosts 37-32 in each half. Caleb Martin paced Nevada with 27 points on 8-of-20 shooting including 4-of-15 on 3-point attempts plus 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He also registered nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Jordan Caroline tallied 19 points to go with 16 boards, three dimes and two steals. Jazz Johnson added 10 points and two caroms off the bench. The Wolfpack shot 25-of-65 from the field, 10-of-37 on 3-point tries and 14-of-19 at the free throw line.
Broncos move to 3-0 in MW
Boise State downed host San Jose State by a count of 87-64 Saturday to move to 8-8 overall and 3-0 in the Mountain West Conference. The Broncos outscored the hosts 50-30 in the second half to pull away. Boise State shot 30-of-59 from the floor, 15-of-31 on 3-point attempts and a perfect 12-of-12 at the free throw line. Alex Hobbs led BSU with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 4-of-7 on 3-point attempts and 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched five rebounds and five assists. Pat Dembley accounted for 18 points off the bench to go with three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Justinian Jessup registered 17 points plus four rebounds and three assists. Zach Haney had 11 points along with four boards and two assists. Derrick Alston added 11 points and three rebounds as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wolfpack are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games. Nevada is 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Boise State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games.
Boise State plays at a slow tempo and is better on the offensive end than on defense, same as Nevada. While the Wolfpack are obviously better on both ends of the floor, the home advantage plus the slow tempo played by both teams should keep the Broncos close. I'm taking the host dogs in this one.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BOISE STATE BRONCOS +8