Zips vs. Wolfpack Prediction

Akron Zips vs. Nevada Wolfpack 12/22/18, Prediction & Odds

No one has solved the sixth-ranked Nevada Wolfpack yet as they are unbeaten through 11 games. Can Nevada win again today against a talented Mid-American Conference opponent in the Akron Zips?

Game Snapshot

655 Akron Zips at 656 Nevada Wolfpack

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Lawlor Events Center at 7PM ET

TV: ESPN3

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolfpack are a 16.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 140.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 55 percent of public bets are siding with host Nevada. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Zips roll past Tennessee State

Akron secured an 82-60 home win Tuesday night over Tennessee State to improve to 7-4 on the season. Loren Cristian Jackson paced the Zips with 23 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance and 7-of-9 at the charity stripe. Jimond Ivey tallied 19 points, sevebn rebounds and three assists. Daniel Utomi added 18 points, five boards, three dimes and two steals. Akron shot 26-of-54 from the floor including 13-of-29 from 3-point range.

Wolfpack hold off SDSU

Nevada moved to 11-0 this season with a 72-68 home victory over San Diego State last Saturday. Jordan Caroline led the Wolfpack with 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus nine rebounds. Caleb Martin contributed 20 points, five assists, four boards and three steals. Cody Martin had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists. Trey Porter added 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. Nevada outscored the visitors 39-28 in the second half to rally for the victory. Nevada shot 22-of-65 from the floor including 10-of-39 from 3-point range.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Akron

The Zips are 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Akron is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. 

Nevada

The Wolfpack are 22-8-2 ATS in their last 32 games following an ATS loss. Nevada is 38-18-3 ATS in its last 59 home games.

Prediction:

The Wolfpack have been awesome at home and I don't think that changes today. While the Zips are good, I don't see them hanging in there against such a talented and experienced team on the road. Look for Nevada to wear down the Zips and eventually overwhelm them. Expect the week off the help refresh the Wolfpack.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NEVADA WOLFPACK -16.5

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