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College Basketball Matchup - Nevada Wolf Pack San Jose State Spartans Odds Preview

San Jose State SpartansNevada Wolf Pack
March 8, 9:00 PM | Orleans Arena

San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds


Nevada will look to improve on its 25-5 record on Thursday when they host San Jose State in NCAAB odds action at Orleans Arena.

It's a game in the WAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.

Nevada battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 9-21 mark (11-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-11 for the Wolf Pack and 14-10-1 for the Spartans.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Wolf Pack in this one, they're listed as 11.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 55-rated Wolf Pack and the No. 257-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-64 result in favor of the Wolf Pack.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 216 in NCAA hoops at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with Nevada’s No. 48 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nevada is the No. 99-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while San Jose State rates No. 51 at 7.7 per game.

Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.7 points per game. Nevada, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, San Jose State was a 70-64 loser at home against Idaho. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. James Kinney scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 70-64 to Idaho at The Event Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Nevada, they were a 79-69 winner as they battled Louisiana Tech at home. They earned a push in the match as a 10-point favorite. Deonte Burton scored 20 points leading the Wolf Pack to a 79-69 victory over Louisiana Tech at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing Idaho are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
After playing Louisiana Tech are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Spartans at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
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
Nevada is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games