Air Force vs. Nevada Prediction
Can No. 10 Nevada continue its strong season when the Wolf Pack play host to Air Force tonight at 10PM ET?
761 Air Force vs. 762 Nevada
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10PM ET – Lawlor Events Center
TV – ESPNU
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Nevada is the clear favorite in this game, as the Wolf Pack are getting odds of -21.5 points against Air Force. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 141.5 points. The public betting currently has 52 percent going on Nevada at the home favorite. 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.
Falcons looking for win streak
Air Force is coming off a 106-88 win over UNLV at home earlier this week for a second straight win and cover. However, both came at home. The Falcons are 7-10 on the season, 2-3 in the Mountain West, 0-5 on the road, 8-8 against the spread and 9-7 with the over.
The Falcons are struggling on offense this season, scoring just 68.6 points per game despite shooting 47.5 percent from the field. Defensively, Air Force is giving up 71.4 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 45.7 percent. Lavelle Scottie is leading the team with 13.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while Ryan Swan is adding 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Nevada gets close call
Nevada is coming off a 72-71 win at Boise State earlier this week. The Wolf Pack have won three straight despite not covering in their recent win. Nevada is 17-1 on the season, 4-1 in the Mountain West, 8-0 at home, 10-6-1 against the spread and 12-5 with the under.
The Wolf Pack are solid on both sides of the ball. They average 80.2 points per game on offense while giving up just 66.6 points per game on defense. Caleb Martin is leading the team with 18.6 points per game while Jordan Carolina is putting up 18.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Falcons are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Mountain West contests.
The Wolf Pack are 40-19-3 against the spread in their last 62 home games, but just 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games against a losing team.
Nevada has been a team that has played down to its competition at times, but the Wolf Pack have really owned Air Force. The Falcons are 2-8 against the spread in the last 10 meetings overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games at Nevada. The Wolf Pack are a far stronger offense and the defense should be able to contain the Falcons at home. It’s a big spread to cover, but I will roll the dice with Nevada.
College Basketball Prediction: Nevada -21.5