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Nevada Wolf Pack vs Idaho Vandals Betting Preview

Idaho VandalsNevada Wolf Pack
Feb 4, 10:00 PM | Lawlor Events Center

Idaho Vandals vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD19-3

Nevada looks to cover the Wolf Pack-Vandals pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 19-3 mark when they host Idaho in college basketball action.

The Wolf Pack are 19-3 so far on the season, and 13-5 ATS vs. the number. The Vandals, meanwhile, are 11-11 and 9-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nevada go 8-10 and the Vandals go 9-9 on the totals.

View Idaho vs Nevada Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wolf Pack are listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wolf Pack, most recently No. 63 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vandals, who rate No. 173 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-70 victory for the Wolf Pack.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Vandals is ranked No. 181 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Nevada’s No. 96 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nevada is the No. 63-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Idaho rates No. 125 at 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho owns the country's No. 172-rated mark, allowing 70.4 points per game on the highway. Nevada, on the other hand, rates No. 172 in scoring at home.

Idaho lost its last outing, a 65-55 result against Fresno State on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Kyle Barone scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Vandals to a win (they lost 65-55 to Fresno State at Save Mart Center on Thursday).

Nevada won its last outing, a 53-52 result against Utah State on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Malik Story scored 18 points leading the Wolf Pack to a 53-52 victory over Utah State at Lawlor Events Center on Thursday.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 5-0
After playing Fresno State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Hawaii are 7-3
After playing Utah State are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

A few Vandals at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games on the road
Idaho is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Nevada
Idaho is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nevada is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Idaho
Nevada is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Idaho

Next up:
Idaho home to Seattle, Tuesday, February 7
Nevada at Hawaii, Thursday, February 9