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Spartans face Nevada Wolf Pack: NCAAB odds preview and stats

San Jose State SpartansNevada Wolf Pack
Jan 12, 10:00 PM | Lawlor Events Center

San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds

6-9TEAM RECORD12-3

The Wolf Pack hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the San Jose State Spartans pay a visit to Lawlor Events Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Nevada battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 6-9 mark (4-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-7 for the Wolf Pack and 6-4-1 for the Spartans.

View San Jose State vs Nevada Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Wolf Pack installed as 16.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wolf Pack at No. 94 and the Spartans at No. 207 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-65 result in favor of the Wolf Pack.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Nevada's No. 161-ranked scoring average of 69.1 PPG, against a Spartans defense rated No. 274 and allowing 71.7 PPG. The Wolf Pack FG% has averaged 43.9% to date this season, more than the Spartans shooters have managed so far (38.7% per game).

Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Nevada, meanwhile, comes in at No. 204 nationally in scoring at home.

San Jose State lost its last outing, an 82-69 result against Hawaii on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Wil Carter scored 21 points and chipped in with 20 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 82-69 against Hawaii in college basketball action at Stan Sheriff Center.

Nevada was a 78-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Utah State. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. The Aggies were burned for 25 points by Deonte Burton on Saturday as the Wolf Pack put another game in the win column, 78-71, at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Fresno State are 1-9
After playing Hawaii are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Hawaii are 7-3
After playing Utah State are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Spartans at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Nevada
San Jose State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Nevada
San Jose State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Nevada
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nevada's last 5 games when playing San Jose State

Next up:
San Jose State at Fresno State, Saturday, January 14
Nevada home to Hawaii, Saturday, January 14

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