Nevada Wolfpack Betting Odds
Wolf Pack Made Big Run In 2004
The Nevada Wolf Pack have been here before, just not very often.
The team from Reno, Nev., enjoyed a banner year in the Mountain West Conference. With that success comes the team’s eighth trip to the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, which started in 1939.
The Wolf Pack (27-7), who are led by third-year head coach Eric Musselman, have been slotted into the South bracket as the No. 7 seed. They will meet the No. 10 Texas Longhorns (19-14) in the first round on Friday, March 16 in Nashville, Tenn.
The Longhorns, who finished sixth in the Big 12, are headed back to the Big Dance for the 18th time in the last 20 tournaments — one of only eight schools to accomplish that feat. Texas has a 3-7 record this season against Top 25 teams. The Longhorns are 5-7 in their last 12 games.
Junior forward Caleb Martin is Nevada’s leading scoring. He averages 19.1 points a game and scores on more than 40 per cent of his shots from the three-point line.
Jordan Caroline (17.9), Cody Martin (13.6) and Kendall Stephens (13.2) also power the Wolf Pack offense, which averages about 83 points per game.
Las Vegas sports books will be louder than usual with a school from its own state in the tournament. The betting action on the money line, point spread and over/under will be heavier than usual with the Wolf Pack in the game.