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Boise State Solid Pick to Cover at Nevada

Two of the four teams still perfect in Mountain West Conference play will be squaring off on Friday night with host Nevada listed by the college basketball betting lines as the favorite.

Boise State goes after its fourth win in a row while Nevada currently has a nine-game winning streak since losing to Drake on Dec. 9 in a neutral-site game.

Boise State Solid Pick to Cover at Nevada
Boise State Solid Pick to Cover at Nevada

Boise State has won four of the last five meetings with Nevada. However, the last time the teams played in Nevada, the Wolfpack emerged as two-point winners as the two-point favorite.

With Nevada listed by the college basketball odds as the 6-point favorite, this is the seventh consecutive time that the home team is favored when Boise State and Nevada get together.

Boise State forward Cam Martin, who is second on the Broncos in rebounding and fifth in scoring, is questionable.

Nevada’s Tyler Powell, a Seton Hall transfer, is out. Isaac Hymes hasn’t played since a mid-November win over Pacific and it is uncertain when he will return to action.

Nevada is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls.

When looking at the college basketball futures odds, Nevada is priced at +20000 in the odds of winning the national title. Boise State was third and Nevada was seventh in the odds to win the Mountain West title coming into the season.

Boise State vs Nevada Game Information

  • Game: Boise State 11-4 (2-0 Mountain West) vs Nevada 15-1 (2-0)
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 12, 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Lawlor Events Center, Reno, NV
  • Boise State vs Nevada Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Nevada is 9-0 at home this season but just 5-4 against the spread while Boise is 1-1 on the road. Both of Boise State’s road games landed over the total.

Nevada is 14-6-1 against the spread over the last two seasons when listed by the sportsbook as the home favorite. Boise State is 3-3-1 ATS as the road underdog during that time.

The Wolfpack is priced at -250 to win the game with Boise State at +205 on the moneyline according to the Las Vegas odds.

Boise State vs Nevada Odds and Spreads

 

  • The last six games between Boise State and Nevada finished over the total.
  • Nevada has won 20 of its last 21 games when favored at home.
  • Boise State has covered in five of its last six games.
  • The total has landed over in five of Boise State’s last five road games.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Nevada’s last nine games.
  • Six of Boise State’s previous eight contests went over the total.
  • Nevada is 6-2 versus the college basketball spread in its last eight games.
  • The Wolfpack have covered in just one of their last five games.

 

ATS Pick: Boise State +6

With just one loss this season, it will not be surprising to see Nevada take care of business at home.

However, will the Wolfpack be able to cover as the 6-point favorite? The moved slightly from 6½ but unless it drops even further, it makes sense to go with Boise State to hang around in this one and even be viewed as a candidate for a back-door cover when it comes to the college basketball picks,

Over/Under Pick: Over 140

With Nevada seeing many of its recent games land under the total while Boise State has been going over the total college basketball odds, it will be worth watching the pace of play in this matchup.

Nevada won its most recent game despite having just 43 field goal attempts as the defense sealed the deal. Look for a little more offense from Nevada in this game as Boise State should offer a greater challenge than Air Force did.

Game Prop Pick: Boise State and Nevada to Score 70+ Points (+257)

Boise State should have some confidence coming into this game after beating a nationally ranked Colorado State team.

The Broncos will look to shoot the ball a little better after connecting on 39% of their shots in that win. There could be some risk involved since Nevada ranks in the top 20 nationally in scoring defense, but it could be worth taking a chance on both teams having at least 70 points.

 

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Boise State vs Nevada Prediction

College Basketball Pick: Nevada 72, Boise State 70

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Will Nevada score more than 80 points against Boise State?


Nevada has been held under 80 points in six of its last eight games against Division I competition and that could happen again versus Boise State.

Will Boise State make more than eight 3-pointers against Nevada?


Boise State made eight and six 3-pointers in the first two conference games so it might be hard to go over eight 3-pointers against a strong Nevada defensive team.

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