Nevada Wolf Pack home to Air Force Falcons in NCAA Basketball betting action
Air Force Falcons vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack will hit the floor running against the visiting Air Force Falcons Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Wolf Pack sport records of 11-11 and 8-10-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Falcons have 14-7 and 10-5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-7-1 for the Wolf Pack and 8-4 for the Falcons.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Nevada sat as 3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wolf Pack at No. 215 and the Falcons at No. 117 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-68 result in favor of the Falcons.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Falcons is ranked No. 326 in NCAA hoops at 30.4 per game. Contrast that with Nevada’s No. 187 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nevada is the No. 207-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Air Force rates No. 22 at 8.2 per game.
Defensively, Air Force features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Nevada, meanwhile, comes in at No. 161 nationally in scoring at home.
Air Force was an 81-58 loser in its last match on the road against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Falcons were hammered by New Mexico on Wednesday, losing by an 81-58 final at The Pit in college basketball betting action.
In their last action, Nevada was a 73-69 loser at home against Colorado State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Wolf Pack got a huge 31-point effort from Malik Story but still lost 73-69 against Colorado State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.
Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing UNLV are 1-9
After playing New Mexico are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Wyoming are 0-1
After playing Colorado State are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Falcons at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Air Force's last 6 games on the road
Air Force is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Nevada is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Nevada is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Nevada is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Air Force home to UNLV, Wednesday, February 13
Nevada at Wyoming, Wednesday, February 13