Wyoming vs Nevada Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/20/24

Nevada (20-6) vs Wyoming (13-12)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)

Betting Odds: Nevada -14 - Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wyoming Cowboys will head down to Reno to meet the Nevada Wolf Pack in Mountain West play this Tuesday from the Lawlor Events Center on the CBS Sports Network. Wyoming leads the head-to-head series, 16-8, but Nevada enters as 14-point home favorites, with the total hovering 144.5. Stay tuned for our Wyoming vs Nevada Prediction. 

Wyoming Cowboys Preview

Wyoming moved to 13-12 after defeating San Jose State on the road by five, 80-75. The Cowboys held off the Spartans down the stretch to complete the season sweep, and they’ll look to avoid falling back to .500 here in Reno. Wyoming is scoring 72.6 points per game, on 45.2% shooting, while allowing 73.6 ppg, and they’re currently 8th in the Mountain West with a 6-6 record in conference play. The Cowboys are 5-5 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 4-3 on the road this season. 

Wyoming Team Profile

  • Miami native Sam Griffin went for a game-high 21 points in the win over SJSU, and he leads Wyoming in scoring (17.9) and assists (3.5).  
  • Senior guard Akuel Kot matched his energy with 20 points against the Spartans, and he’s second in the team at 14.7 ppg.  
  • Veteran guard Brendan Wenzel led the way with 24 points in the Utah State matchup, and he’s up to 10.8 ppg and 5.4 rpg.  
  • Senior forward Mason Walters has scored 16 points or more in three of the last five games, and he’s averaging 12.9 ppg and 5.5 rpg.

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Nevada Wolf Pack Preview

Nevada improved to 20-6 after defeating UNLV in Las Vegas by three, 69-66. The Wolf Pack completed the second half comeback to pick up the in-state victory, and they’ll seek similar results Tuesday versus the Cowboys. Nevada is scoring 76.2 points per game, on 47.2% shooting, while allowing 63.3 ppg, and they’re currently 7th in the MWC with a 6-5 record in league play. The Wolf Pack are 9-1 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 4-3 on the road this season. 

Nevada Team Profile

  • Veteran guard Jarod Lucas has cooled off since the start of conference play, but he still leads Nevada in scoring (17.6).
  • Orlando native Kenan Blackshear went for a game-high 22 points in the win over AFA, and he’s averaging 16.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and a team-leading 4.7 apg.
  • Sophomore forward Nick Davidson double-doubled in the Air Force victory, and he leads the Pack in boards (7.1), while scoring 10.7 ppg.

Wyoming vs Nevada Trends

  • WYO is 9-13-1 against the spread, with a 14-9 O/U record
  • NEV is 16-9 ATS, with a 9-16 over/under record.

Wyoming vs Nevada Prediction  

Nevada slowed UNLV down with the victory in Vegas over the weekend, but they get a test here from an experienced Wyoming squad. Although the Cowboys are 6-6 in the rapidly improving Mountain West, they’ve picked up wins over Nevada and Colorado State already. Nevada’s got their eye on a conference crown, so they should find a way to evade the upset here, but let’s roll the dice and spot Wyoming the points for this late night battle. The Under will be in play as well, as Nevada trends very well with it.

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