Wolfpack vs. Utes Prediction

Nevada vs. Utah 12/29/18, Prediction & Odds

The Nevada Wolfpack have gone unbeaten through their first dozen games and will be tested on the road today at the Utah Utes. Can sixth-ranked Nevada cover the spread as the road favorites?

Game Snapshot

615 Nevada Wolfpack at 616 Utah Utes

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Jon M. Huntsman Center at 2PM ET

TV: PAC12

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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 sits at 147 points. As of Saturday, morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Nevada. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Wolfpack move to 12-0

Nevada held off upset-minded Akron at home last Saturday by a count of 68-62. The Wolfpack led 28-25 at halftime and proceeded to outscore the Zips after the break. Nevada shot 21-of-50 from the floor and 18-of-24 from the free throw line, while holding Akron to 23-of-64 shooting. Caleb Martin paced the Wolfpack with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds to go with three blocked shots. He shot 7-of-18 from the floor including 4-of-11 from 3-point distance. Jordan Caroline also scored 19 points and pulled down four rebounds. Jazz Johnson added 10 points, three rebounds and three assists off the bench.

Utes win second straight

Utah improved to 6-5 on the season eight days ago with a 76-62 home victory over Northern Arizona. The Utes led 38-30 at halftime en route to the win. Sedrick Barefield paced Utah with 15 points off the bench on 6-of-14 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point distance. He also registered six assists and three steals. Riley Battin tallied 13 points, five rebounds and four assists. Timmy Allen added 12 points and two rebounds. Utah shot 29-of-59 from the floor, 7-of-23 from 3-point range and 11-of-14 from the free throw line.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Nevada

The Wolfpack are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine road games. Nevada is 4-0-1 ATS in its last five versus the PAC-12 Conference.

Utah

The Utes are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Utah is 1-5 ATS in its last six Saturday games.

Prediction:

Utah has played a handful of tough teams this season, but none are as complete as Nevada. The Wolfpack has a veteran core, enjoys taking the life out of opposing home crowds and is always properly motivated when playing foes out of the PAC-12. The Utes have lost by at least nine points to all four top-100 opponents it has played this season. Don't expect them to do more here.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NEVADA WOLFPACK -8

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