Broncos vs. Wolf Pack Prediction
The 14th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack were one of the darlings of March Madness last season. Can Nevada begin to create some magic this March when it opens Mountain West Conference Tournament play today versus the Boise State Broncos?
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center at 3PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolf Pack are an 11.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 143 points. As of Thursday morning, 75 percent of public bets are siding with Nevada. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Broncos get past Rams
Boise State earned a 66-57 win Wednesday over Colorado State in the first round of the MWC Tournament to improve to 13-19 on the season. The Broncos established a 33-26 halftime advantage on their way to the win. Boise State shot 21-of-41 from the floor, 5-of-16 from 3-point range plus 19-of-24 at the free throw line. Derrick Alston led the way with 17 points on 4-of-9 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point land plus 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He also notched three rebounds and three assists. Zach Haney tallied 16 points, seven boards, two assists and two rebounds. Alex Hobbs had 12 points and three caroms off the bench. Michael Dickinson added 10 points and three steals off the bench.
Wolfpack dominate Aztecs
Nevada rolled to an 81-53 victory Saturday night over San Diego State to clinch a share of the MWC title. Caleb Martin led the way for the Wolfpack with 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 8-of-11 at the free throw line. He also contributed seven assists, six rebounds and two steals. Jordan Caroline accounted for 16 points and 12 boards. Cody Martin had 14 points and four caroms. Trey Porter added 13 points, five rebounds, two dimes and two blocked shots. Nevada outscored the Aztecs 39-16 in the second half to pull away. The Wolf Pack shot 26-of-49 from the floor, 9-of-23 from 3-point range plus 20-of-35 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Broncos are 0-5 ATS in their last five Thursday games. Boise State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 neutral site games.
The Wolf Pack are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. Nevada is 0-3-1 ATS in its last four Thursday games.
Boise State nearly beat Nevada in a 72-71 home loss this season, while later losing 93-73 at the Wolf Pack. I think it will be closer to the former than the latter today as I think Nevada might keep its foot off the pedal knowing there are a couple games to win after this. The Broncos have won their last two and during a six-game losing streak before that, they lost twice in overtime and two additional games by a total of three points. The Broncos have been very competitive as of late and I like their chances here to make it interesting.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BOISE STATE BRONCOS +11.5