A big Mountain West Conference showdown is on the schedule for Friday, February 5, 2021, when the Boise State Broncos (14-2, 10-1) visit the Nevada Wolf Pack (12-7, 7-5). Boise State is tied atop the MWC with Utah State and Nevada sits in fifth place, three and a half games back of the leaders. This game will air live on FS1 at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Through 16 games, the Boise State offense is averaging 79.9 points per game and are shooting 47.2% from the field. Derrick Alston Jr. leads the team with 16.5 points per game, Mladen Armus is grabbing 7.4 rebounds, and RayJ Dennis is dishing out 3.3 assists. Defensively, the Broncos are allowing 63.1 points per game, 2.8 blocks, and 7.4 steals. Boise State is on a one-game winning streak.
After 19 games, the Nevada offense is averaging 73.0 points per game and are shooting 44.3% from the field. Grant Sherfield leads the team with 18.3 point per game and 5.7 assists, and Zane Meeks is grabbing a team high 6.1 rebounds. Defensively, the Wolf Pack are allowing 67.1 points per game, 3.3 blocks, and 5.2 steals. The Wolf Pack are on a two-game winning streak.
College Basketball Pick between the Boise State Broncos and Nevada Wolf Pack.
Boise State Broncos (-4.5) at Nevada Wolf Pack: O/U 145.5 (-110/-110)
Last time out, Boise State bounced back from a previous game loss and came away with an 85-77 road win against the Colorado State Rams. Boise State went on a run in the second half and won this game more comfortably than the final score indicates. Marcus Shaver Jr. led the team with 21 points, Mladen Armus grabbed nine rebounds, and Derrick Alston Jr. dished out a team high four assists on the night. Boise State shot 52.7% (29-55) from the field, 42.9% (9-21) from the three-point line, and 60.0% (18-30) from the free throw line.
Nevada used a late run to beat in-state rivals UNLV 72-62 Tuesday night. The Rebels were winning this game 58-53 with under five minutes remaining, but Nevada finished the game on a 19-5 run to get the double-digit win. Grant Sherfield led the team with 18 points and four assists, and Zane Meeks grabbed a team high eight rebounds. Nevada shot 42.6% (23-54) from the field, 26.1% (6-23) from beyond the arc, and 90.9% (20-22) from the free throw line.
Series History: These teams have played 76 times and Nevada holds a commanding 48-28 advantage. Nevada has won eight of the last nine meetings between these two schools.
Game Prediction: I like Boise State -4.5 to get the big road win.
2020-2021 CBB Pick Record: 10-6