utah st under
Nevada vs. Utah State,
03/02/2019 20:30 EDT,
Score: 76 - 81
Total: -110/+144½ Under
*4 Star Play Under* The Utah State Aggies defense has been tremendous this season. Craig Smith has really done an amazing job with this team. Utah State is 20th in the nation in effective field goal percentage defense. The Aggies rank in the top 4% of teams in the country in transition defense. That's important against a Nevada team that likes to try to get easy baskets in transition as often as they can.
Nevada was a great team on offense last year. They are very good, but not quite as efficient on offense this year. Nevada wasn't good on defense last year, but they are excellent on defense this season. Nevada went from 108th last year in defensive efficiency to 28th in defensive efficiency this year.
This is a huge game for both teams. Late in the season huge games where it means a lot to both teams lean fairly heavily toward the under in the long run.
Utah State has clearly slowed their pace down. They are playing nearly 7 possessions slower in conference play than they did in non-conference action.
A tight game here with two solid defenses.
Take the under.