Nevada vs San Jose State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 21 (Can the Wolf Pack Remain Perfect in Reno?)

Devon Platana
Nevada vs San Jose State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Nevada vs San Jose State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Tom R. Smedes

Nevada vs San Jose State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Nevada (20-7, 10-4 MWC) vs. San Jose State (16-11, 7-7 MWC)
  • Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Lawlor Events Center -- Reno, Nevada
  • Coverage: MW Network

Tuesday, Feb. 21's NCAA college basketball schedule includes some MWC action. One of the conference's matchups features the Nevada Wolf Pack playing host to the San Jose State Spartans at 10 p.m. ET.

The two rivals are both coming off a loss in their last respective outing. Nevada's winning streak came to an end at four games due to a 75-66 loss to Utah State. Meanwhile, San Jose State looks to get back on track following a 96-68 blowout loss at the hands of New Mexico.

Can Nevada prove that its loss to Utah State was a minor hiccup? Or will San Jose State put its latest loss in the rearview with a stronger effort tonight?

Nevada vs San Jose State Odds & Spread

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Nevada enters this contest as the heavy home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 134.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Nevada vs San Jose State Betting Trends

  • Nevada is 17-8-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Wolf Pack are 3-1 as 8.5-point favorites or more.
  • There have been 15 Nevada's games (out of 25) that hit the over this year.
  • Against the spread, San Jose State is 17-9-0 this year.
  • As 8.5-point underdogs or more, the Spartans are 4-4 against the spread.
  • San Jose State has seen 15 of its 26 games hit the over.
Nevada Rank Nevada AVG San Jose State AVG San Jose State Rank
141st 73.4 Points Scored 68.4 264th
93rd 66.8 Points Allowed 67.3 103rd
246th 30.7 Rebounds 34.5 44th
337th 6.1 Off. Rebounds 10.3 39th
178th 7.4 3pt Made 7.6 157th
107th 14.1 Assists 12.6 225th
26th 10.3 Turnovers 11.6 139th

Nevada vs San Jose State Prediction & Pick

It's hard to trust San Jose State after it just surrendered 96 points to New Mexico on .607/.636/.808 shooting splits. Nevada isn't an offensive juggernaut, but it has averaged 76.9 PPG at Lawlor Events Center while going 13-0 at home in the process.

Additionally, Nevada has found success against tough opponents at home, which includes a 97-94 overtime win over that same New Mexico squad that destroy San Jose State. Things could get ugly again with the Spartans owning a minus-4.0 road scoring margin, whereas the Wolf Pack are a plus-11.3 at home.

After Nevada has already beaten two ranked programs at home this season, I just don't see the Wolf Pack losing to San Jose State following a blowout loss for the latter.

Final Score Prediction: Nevada: 75 | San Jose State: 65

Nevada vs San Jose State Best Bet

Even though San Jose State is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 outings, I'm going with Nevada covering as the best bet. The Wolf Pack are a respectable 4-1 ATS in their last five games, as well as 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 MWC matchups. Furthermore, they've covered the spread in four of their last six games against the Spartans.

With San Jose State also being dreadful when it comes to in-conference play on the road, I'm expecting a big win for Nevada tonight.

Bet: Nevada -8.5 (-120)

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