Nevada at Utah State 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Utah State Aggies (14-7) vs Nevada Wolf Pack (14-7)
Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
Betting Odds: Utah State Aggies -8 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Nevada faces Utah State on Friday, February 26th at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for an NCAA basketball Mountain West matchup.
Nevada is coming off a 73-62 win over Boise State in its last game on February 7th at home. Nevada has been off for more than two weeks due to COVID-19 issues, and the Wolf Pack will not be given an easy game here on the road. Nevada has won four straight games and is 14-7 overall this season. Nevada is also 9-5 in conference play, putting the team in fifth place in the Mountain West standings. Nevada is a whopping 15-5 against the spread this season. Nevada's leading scorer so far this season has been G Grant Sherfield, who has scored 18.9 points per game for the Wolf Pack. Nevada as a team has scored 73.0 points per game and has shot the ball at a 44.9% clip from the field. Nevada has also allowed 67.1 points per game to its opponents as well.
Utah State is coming off an 81-77 loss to Boise State in its last game on the road on February 19th. Utah State took two losses to Boise State in games where Utah State was a favorite in both. Utah State is now 14-7 overall and 11-4 in Mountain West play. Utah State is in fourth place in the conference standings and is 12-7 against the spread this season. Utah State's leading scorer so far this season has been C Neemias Queta, who has scored 14.2 points per game for the Aggies. Utah State as a team has scored 74.7 points per game and has shot the ball at a 45.6% clip from the field. Utah State has also allowed 63.0 points per game to its opponents as well.
Utah State opens as an 8-point favorite and the total is set at 141.5. I am going to take Utah State here for a few reasons. Utah State is home, and has had the luxury of rest, but not too much rest like Nevada. Utah State holds a clear advantage in the frontcourt with Queta leading the way. I expect a strong defensive performance by Utah State and a double-digit win.