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Pilots vs Wolf Pack College Hoops Game Preview

Portland PilotsNevada Wolf Pack
Dec 22, 10:00 PM | Lawlor Events Center

Portland Pilots vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds


The Wolf Pack will try to cover the spread at Lawlor Events Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Portland Pilots in college basketball action.

The Wolf Pack currently sports a 8-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-2 ATS. The Pilots are 3-9 and 3-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wolf Pack produce a 3-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pilots have gone 7-4 against the number.

View Portland vs Nevada Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wolf Pack are listed as 12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wolf Pack at No. 97 and the Pilots at No. 304 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-57 result in favor of the Wolf Pack.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nevada has the nation's No. 209-rated offensive output, at 66.9 PPG. The visiting Pilots defense ranks No. 325 allowing on average 77.1 PPG. The Wolf Pack FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 329-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.3 points per game. Nevada, meanwhile, comes in at No. 246 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 72-67 loser as they battled Utah on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Pilots endured a 72-67 loss at the hands of the Utes on Monday, despite a 14-point effort from Nemanja Mitrovic at Huntsman Center.

Last time out for Nevada, they were a 71-47 winner as they battled UC Riverside at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. The battle between the Wolf Pack and Highlanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Riverside was handed a 71-47 defeat on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Gonzaga are 8-2
After playing Utah are 0-1
After a loss are 1-9

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Pilots at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games on the road
Portland is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 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

Next up:
Portland at Gonzaga, Wednesday, December 28
Nevada home to Cedarville, Wednesday, December 28