Wolf Pack open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers
Nevada Wolf Pack vs Pacific Tigers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Nevada when they take on the Pacific Tigers on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.
This season, the Tigers are 3-4 overall and 3-2 ATS ATS, while the Wolf Pack are 4-3 and 1-5-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Pacific boasts a 4-0 on the OU, and Nevada is 1-1.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 95-rated Tigers and the No. 327-ranked Wolf Pack, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-71 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pacific's No. 186 nationally ranked offense (67.9 points per game) against a Wolf Pack defense that sits as the No. 323 at 76.1 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 47.2% from the field, more than the Wolf Pack have managed so far this season (44% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nevada owns the country's No. 329-rated mark, allowing 83.5 points per game on the highway. Pacific, on the other hand, rates No. 198 in scoring at home.
Nevada was a 76-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Drake. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Wolf Pack got 19 points from Malik Story, but it was Drake that prevailed in a 76-66 final on Friday at Lawlor Events Center.
Pacific lost its last outing, an 85-67 result against Gonzaga on December 1. They covered in that game as a 20.5-point underdog. Travis Fulton scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 85-67 to Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday).
Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 2-0
After a loss are 9-1
Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wolf Pack at Tigers trends to consider:
Nevada is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Nevada is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Nevada is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pacific's last 5 games when playing Nevada
Pacific is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nevada
Pacific is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Nevada at Washington, Saturday, December 8
Pacific home to San Francisco, Saturday, December 8