Nevada at Utah State: 2/28/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Utah State Aggies (15-7) vs Nevada Wolf Pack (14-8)
Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
Betting Odds: Utah State Aggies -8 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Nevada Wolf Pack and Utah State Aggies face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Smith Spectrum.
These two teams faced off on Friday and it was Utah State was able to come away with a 75-72 victory. Forward Justin Bean was the best player for Utah State averaging 19 points. Guard Desmond Cambridge was the best player for Nevada finishing with 23 points, three rebounds, and three assists.
Nevada comes into this game with a 14-8 record overall and they had won four games in a row before losing their last game against Utah State. Nevada on the season is averaging 72.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. Nevada is shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the three point line. Grant Sherfield has been the best player for Nevada averaging 18.5 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Utah State Aggies who sit with a 15-7 record overall and coming into this game they have lost two of their last three games. The two losses the defense really struggled and in this game they are going to need the defense to be strong early. Utah State on the season is averaging 74 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.4 points per game. Neemias Queta has been the best player for Utah State averaging 14.3 points while shooting 57.3 percent from the field
Nevada is 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 games overall. The over is 15-6-1 in Nevada’s last 22 games against the Mountain West. Utah State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games played on Sunday. Nevada is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight meetings against Utah State.
Utah State won the first game but it was close and I think that will be the case again in this one. Look for Nevada to find enough offensive success to keep this game close and cover the spread . Back Nevada against the spread.