Jack's Free Pick Thursday!
Portland vs. Nevada,
12/22/2011 22:00 EDT,
Score: 60 - 78
Point Spread: -12½/-108 Nevada
The Nevada Wolf Pack are one of the more underrated teams in the country. This team has managed to get through a very difficult schedule at 8-3 to this point. Their only losses have come against UNLV, BYU and Missouri State, three teams with a combined 28-8 record.
Their schedule gets much easier tonight as they host the Portland Pilots. One of the worst teams in college basketball, Portland is just 3-9 this season with their only wins coming against Florida Atlantic, Georgia State and Lewis Clark. Eight of their nine losses have come by double-digits this season.
Portland is 0-6 SU & 1-4-1 ATS in true road games this season. Their road losses came against Washington (63-93), UCSB (69-83), Kentucky (63-87), Saint Louis (53-73), Boise State (70-92) and Utah (67-72). That's an average loss of 19.2 points/game.
The Pilots are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 road games. Portland is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Pilots are 8-24 ATS in their last 32 games as an underdog. Nevada is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 non-conference games. The Wolf Pack are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Bet Nevada Thursday.