The game between No. 24 Colorado State (15-3, 3-2) and Nevada (15-4, 2-3) could be a tight matchup within the Mountain West. Both teams are evenly matched and that could help when it comes to best NCAAB bracket predictions for the game.
In the visiting Rams’ last game, they beat UNLV 78-75 in a tight matchup down the stretch. On the other hand, the Wolf Pack have lost three straight, with the most recent being 98-93 against Wyoming.
Colorado State vs Nevada Game Information
- Game: Colorado State (15-3) vs. Nevada (15-4)
- Location: Lawlor Events Center, Reno, NV
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Colorado State vs Nevada Live Stream: TBS.com
With both teams being pretty evenly matched, this will be a challenging game to include in college basketball picks today. Colorado State is the ranked team in this matchup but will be on the road. Nevada will be playing at home but has lost three straight.
Colorado State vs Nevada Odds and Spreads
Colorado State vs Nevada Betting Trends
- Wolf Pack are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite of 7.0-12.5.
- Wolf Pack are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.
- Rams are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Under is 7-0-1 in Rams last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Under is 7-0 in Rams last 7 games as a road favorite of 7.0-12.5.
- Under is 5-0-1 in Rams last 6 games as a road underdog.
- Under is 5-0 in Wolf Pack last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.
- Under is 4-0 in Wolf Pack last 4 games as an underdog of 13.0 or greater.
Colorado State vs Nevada ATS Pick: Nevada -3½
Heading into this matchup, Nevada is not exactly playing its best basketball. The Wolf Pack has lost the last three games and was favored in college basketball spreads twice. The first was at home against Boise State, which Nevada lost 64-56, and the second was when facing Wyoming.
Nevada’s offense really struggled in the first two games of the losing streak. The Wolf Pack only scored 56 points at home against Boise State and 59 in a road loss to San Diego State. Nevada’s offense has not been great in Mountain West play, averaging 69.4 points to rank eighth in the conference.
However, the loss to Wyoming was a complete shift. Nevada scored 93 points behind big games from Tre Coleman, Jarod Lucas and Nick Davidson. They combined for 62 of the Wolf Pack’s 93, all scoring at least 19 or more points.
The concern is that Nevada’s defense could not hold up. Most college basketball odds had sided with Nevada because of its defense. The Wolf Pack have allowed 68.3 points through five conference games, the third-fewest. Hopefully, the loss to Wyoming can be an example of the offense getting on track and a hiccup on defense.
Colorado State vs Nevada Over/Under Pick: Under 144
Despite Colorado State averaging 81.3 points on the season, conference play has been a different story. The Rams have been middle of the pack in the Mountain West through five games, which makes them an option in college basketball picks to get upset.
Through five conference games, Colorado State is fifth in points (72.4) and fourth in points allowed (70.8). For a ranked team, this does seem slightly underwhelming. Two players are still playing very well. Isaiah Stevens and Nique Clifford are averaging over 16 points in conference play.
However, another reason for this game could be a possible under is both teams have struggled to hit the over recently. Colorado State has hit the over in three of its last 10 games while Nevada has only done so twice during that time frame.
Colorado State vs Nevada Player Prop Pick: Kenan Blackshear Over 15.5 points (-117)
With three players in Nevada getting hot against Wyoming, it was surprising that Kenan Blackshear was not one of them. He is averaging 15.9 points on the season and is the second-leading scorer on the team. However, in the second biggest offensive showing of the season for the Wolf Pack, Blackshear only scored nine points, going 3 of 12 from the field. Expect a much bigger game from him as the rest of the team returns to the mean.
Colorado State vs Nevada Score Prediction
Questions Of The Day
Does Nevada have a home-court advantage?
At home, Nevada has a record of 9-1, with the only loss coming against Boise State at the start of this three-game losing streak.
Can Colorado State be upset?
While Colorado State is a ranked team, it does seem open to being upset, especially on the road.