Planning on watching today’s Wolf Pack and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on MWN. The Wolf Pack are the favorites in this Mountain West conference matchup the against the Bulldogs. The over/under for the game is set at 138.5 points.

NEVADA WOLF PACK VS FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs +6.5

This game will be played at Save Mart Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Fresno State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Wolf Pack?

The Nevada Wolf Pack come into today’s game as the favorites, favored by 6.5 points and boasting a 13-1 overall record. They have won their last six games and are 5-1 on the road this season.

In their last game, the Wolf Pack took on Fresno Pacific and came away with a dominant 92-59 victory. Over their last ten road games, Nevada is 6-4, and they are 4-1 in their last five road contests.

As the favorite this season, Nevada has gone 8-4 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolf Pack have a 6-4 ATS mark. On the road, Nevada has an ATS record of 5-1 this season and is 10-4 overall. In their last 3 road games, the Wolf Pack are 3-0 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Nevada is 7-7. So far, their games have averaged 144 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.

The Nevada offense is coming off a game in which they scored 92 points vs. Fresno Pacific. Overall their field goal percentage was 56.1% while connecting on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Wolf Pack was Jarod Lucas with 22 points, while Hunter McIntosh also chipped in with 18 points.

This season, the Nevada defense has been impressive, holding the 37th position in the country while permitting an average of 64.4 points per contest. Nevada’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Fresno Pacific offense to knock down 55% of their shots on their way to putting up 59 points.

Can Fresno State Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

After a tough loss to San Diego State, the Fresno State Bulldogs will look to bounce back as they host the Nevada Wolf Pack. So far this season, Fresno State has an overall record of 7-7 and are 5-4 at home.

As the underdog, Fresno State will be getting 6.5 points in this matchup. So far this season, the Bulldogs have been the underdog in five games and have yet to win.

As the underdog this season, Fresno State has yet to cover the spread in any of their five games. At home, their ATS record is 3-6 this year and 0-5 as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Fresno State’s games this year (138.9). Currently, their over/under record is 8-5. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 130 points compared to their season average of 141.8 points per game.

In contrast to their season average of 69.6 points per game, the Fresno State had a below average performance. They scored 47 points against San Diego State and had a field goal percentage of 34.5%. The team’s top scorer is Isaiah Hill, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12.8, while Xavier Dusell also carries a PPG average of 10.2 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Fresno State defense is giving up an average of 72.3 points per contest. In today’s game, the Fresno State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 74 points.