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Nevada Wolf Pack vs Spartans College Hoops Game Preview

Nevada Wolf PackSan Jose State Spartans
5-8January 01, 2014, 10:00 | The Event Center6-6

A key college battle sees the visiting Nevada Wolf Pack travelling to San Jose State Wednesday to take on the Spartans.

The Spartans sit at 6-6 (6-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolf Pack are currently 5-8 (5-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose State is 5-5 OU, and Nevada is 8-4 OU.

View Nevada Wolf Pack vs San Jose State Spartans Odds and Stats.

The Wolf Pack were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 89-ranked Spartans and the No. 191-rated Wolf Pack in this matchup.

Last time out for Nevada, they were an 80-77 loser as they battled Long Beach State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Jerry Evans, Jr. scored 21 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 80-77 against Long Beach State in college basketball action at Lawlor Events Center.

San Jose State won its last outing, an 87-59 result against Pacifica on December 28. San Jose State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Pacifica out of the gym and running up an 87-59 score at The Event Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose State's No. 156 nationally ranked offense (72.67 points per game) against a Wolf Pack defense that sits as the No. 245 at 80.08 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 39.91% from the field, less than the Wolf Pack have managed so far this season (45.24% on average).

A few Wolf Pack at Spartans trends to consider:
Nevada is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Nevada is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
Nevada is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Nevada is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing San Jose State
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Jose State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Nevada home to Wyoming, Saturday, January 4th
San Jose State at Utah State, Saturday, January 4th