The Davidson Wildcats will host the Nevada Wolf Pack in non-conference action Tuesday night from the John M. Belk Arena. The Wolf Pack dropped a 76-66 decision to USC this past weekend, and the Wildcats clobbered UNC Wilmington 87-49 in their latest action. These teams last met in 2017 in a game Nevada won at home by an 81-68 score.
Nevada Endures Tough Schedule
The Nevada Wolf Pack head into their first road game of the season in this one. The Wolfpack have already played a few challenging opponents this season. They lost to Utah in their home opener and are coming off a 76-66 home loss to USC in a game that had the Wolf Pack as four-point underdogs. Nevada’s shooting has been an issue early. Jazz Johnson leads the way with a stellar 19.5 PPG on a 43% clip from the field. The senior guard averaged 11 points last year, and he has reached 20 points twice this season.
Lindsey Drew opened the season on a roll with 54 points in his first two games and has since only scored 19 points in his last two games. The senior guard has great numbers through four games, registering an average of 18.3 PPG along with 7.3 RPB and six APG.
Jalen Harris is another good player that can do damage. The junior guard sat out last season after transferring over from L.A. Tech. Harris scored 24 points in a win against Texas-Arlington in the third game of the season.
The Wolf Pack are currently ranked 112th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball rankings, and they should be near the top of the MWC this season. Nevada is currently averaging 73 points, ranking them 182nd in the country. They are conceding an average of 73.8 points, placing them 262nd overall.
Davidson Ends Slide with First Win of Season
The Davidson Wildcats are seeking their second straight win. The Wildcats opened their season with two losses which included a defeat to a ranked Auburn team, and an upset loss to Charlotte. They took their frustration out on UNC Wilmington with a dominating 87-49 home win on Saturday. Kellan Grady has recovered from his slow start by scoring a combined 34 points in his last two games. The junior guard is a very talented player that averaged over 17 points last season. Grady is averaging 13.3 points on 44% shooting so far, but these numbers will increase.
The Wildcats feature another star player in Jon Axel Gudmundsson. The senior guard has shot over 50% in two straight games and he is logging 10 PPG and 6.3 RPG. Gudmundsson can do a little bit of everything and he averaged 7.3 rebounds last year. Luke Frampton is red-hot from deep, connecting on 9 of his 17 three-point attempts on the season. The sophomore guard is third in team scoring with 11.3 PPG.
The Wildcats are currently placed at 66th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball rankings, and they have high expectations this season with a very talented roster. They had trouble offensively in their first two games and are averaging 70.3 points, ranking them down at 221st overall. Davidson is conceding an average of only 65.3 points, placing them 141st in the country.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
- 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS loss.
The top supporting trends for this game found on covers.com are as follows: The Davidson Wildcats are:
- 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points.