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Nevada Wolf Pack vs Bucknell Bison NIT Betting Matchup Report

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March 18, 3:00 PM | Lawlor Events Center

Bucknell Bison vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds

25-9TEAM RECORD27-6

The visiting Bison hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the NIT tournament point spread at Lawlor Events Center against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Supporters of the Bison have watched them go 25-9 and 5-3 ATS on the year, while the Wolf Pack are at 27-6 and 18-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolf Pack are 15-13, while the Bison have a 4-4 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolf Pack - Bison odds would favor the Wolf Pack if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nevada is rated No. 51 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bucknell is at No. 53. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-72 win for the Bison.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 117 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with Nevada’s No. 40 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nevada is the No. 103-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Bucknell rates No. 203 at 5.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bucknell owns the country's No. 21-rated mark, allowing 62.6 points per game on the highway. Nevada, on the other hand, rates No. 197 in scoring at home.

Bucknell was a 65-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bison grabbed a 65-54 win over the Wildcats on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Mike Muscala at McKale Center.

Nevada won its last outing, a 68-59 result against Oral Roberts on March 14. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Nevada got 18 points from Dario Hunt en route to a 68-59 victory over Oral Roberts on Wednesday at Mabee Center.

 

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