The 2021-2022 CBB season continues Tuesday, February 15, with the Mountain West conference battle from Lawlor Events Center in Reno, so we have prepared the best San Jose State vs. Nevada betting pick and odds.
According to Bovada Sportsbook, the Wolf Pack are huge home favorites to win their first meeting with the Spartans in 2021-22. Nevada has won nine of its previous ten encounters with San Jose State, covering the spread five times in the process.
San Jose State hopes to finally stop its horrible streak
The San Jose State Spartans fell to 7-17 straight up and 13-10 ATS on the season following a heavy 74-52 defeat to the Wyoming Cowboys this past Saturday. It was their 12th loss in a row, as the Spartans dropped to 0-12 in the conference play.
San Jose State had another awful day in the office last weekend. The Spartans made only 29.8% of their field goals and got outrebounded 45-25. M.J. Amey had 19 points on a terrible 4-for-18 shooting from the field, while Majok Kuath added 13 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench.
The Aztecs are No. 292 in the NCAA NET Rankings and No. 291 in the KenPom rankings. They score 99.7 points per 100 possessions (238th in the country) and surrender 110.0 in a return (317th). The Aztecs lean heavily on their 3-point shooting, making 9.3 triples per game (32nd) on a 36.0 percentage clip (70th).
Nevada looks to stay on the winning path
The Nevada Wolf Pack (10-13; 7-15 ATS) put an end to their six-game losing streak last Friday. They upset the odds as huge 11-point road underdogs, outlasting the Utah State Aggies 85-72. The Wolf Pack improved to 4-8 in the conference play, sitting at the eighth spot of the MWC standings.
Senior guard Desmond Cambridge had a big night in Logan, dropping 27 points on the Aggies to go with nine rebounds and a couple of blocks. Junior guard Grant Sherfield had 24 points and five assists, while another junior G Kenan Blackshear accounted for ten points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
Nevada is No. 133 in the latest NCAA NET Rankings and No. 122 in the KenPom rankings. The Wolf Pack score 105.5 points per 100 possessions (116th in the nation) and surrender 101.6 points to their opponents (158th).
San Jose State:
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games played on Tuesday
San Jose State vs. Nevada Pick
The Spartans’ awful streak will eventually come to an end, but it’s tough to back the team that has lost 12 games in a row and has covered three times in its previous seven outings. The Wolf Pack look like a much better team than San Jose State, so give me the hosts and points, though I don’t feel comfortable with a massive 15-point spread.
Five of San Jose State’s last six defeats have come by 16 or more points. On the other side, Nevada has covered in four of its last nine outings as a double-digit favorite. Hopefully, the Wolf Pack will establish their style of play and take full advantage of the Spartans’ leaky defense.
Pick: Take Nevada -15.0 at -110
The Wolf Pack love to play at a fast pace, registering 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes (40th in the country). They will try everything they can to speed up things as much as possible against the Spartans, who record only 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes (263rd).
Nevada should force San Jose State into a lot of tough shots and push the ball in transition to get some easy buckets. The over is 11-5 in the Wolf Pack’s last 16 games played in February, and it is 4-2 in the Spartans’ previous six contests overall.
Pick: Go over 143.5 points at -110