Nevada @ Fresno State
Current Records: Nevada 9-10; Fresno State 15-6
What to Know
The Fresno State Bulldogs haven’t won a matchup against the Nevada Wolf Pack since Jan. 21 of 2017, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Friday. The Bulldogs and Nevada will face off in a Mountain West battle at 11 p.m. ET at Save Mart Center. Fresno State should still be feeling good after a big victory, while Nevada will be looking to right the ship.
Everything went Fresno State’s way against the San Jose State Spartans on Tuesday as they made off with a 73-43 win. Fresno State relied on the efforts of forward Orlando Robinson, who had 18 points and five assists in addition to five rebounds, and guard Leo Colimerio, who had 11 points along with six boards.
Meanwhile, the game between the Wolf Pack and the UNLV Rebels on Tuesday was not particularly close, with Nevada falling 69-58. Four players on Nevada scored in the double digits: guard Kenan Blackshear (17), guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. (14), center Will Baker (12), and forward Tre Coleman (10). This also makes it three games in a row in which Desmond Cambridge Jr. has had at least three steals.
Fresno State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9-point margin of victory. There could be an interesting gambling play in this one, as they have done quite well against the spread at home this season while Nevada have struggled against the spread on the road.
Fresno State is now 15-6 while the Wolf Pack sit at 9-10. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Bulldogs rank fifth in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 57.5 on average. On the other end of the spectrum, Nevada is 30th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 75.2 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Nevada.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 11 p.m. ETWhere: Save Mart Center — Fresno, CaliforniaTV: Fox Sports 1Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $27.90
The Bulldogs are a big 9-point favorite against the Wolf Pack, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Nevada have won ten out of their last 13 games against Fresno State.
Jan 21, 2022 – Nevada 77 vs. Fresno State 73Jan 17, 2021 – Nevada 79 vs. Fresno State 65Jan 15, 2021 – Nevada 73 vs. Fresno State 57Feb 22, 2020 – Nevada 78 vs. Fresno State 76Feb 23, 2019 – Nevada 74 vs. Fresno State 68Jan 12, 2019 – Nevada 74 vs. Fresno State 64Jan 31, 2018 – Nevada 102 vs. Fresno State 92Dec 27, 2017 – Nevada 80 vs. Fresno State 65Mar 10, 2017 – Nevada 83 vs. Fresno State 72Jan 21, 2017 – Fresno State 81 vs. Nevada 76Dec 31, 2016 – Fresno State 77 vs. Nevada 76Feb 13, 2016 – Nevada 77 vs. Fresno State 72Jan 06, 2016 – Fresno State 85 vs. Nevada 63