Utah State vs. Colorado State - 1/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (8-9) at Utah State Aggies (10-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -7 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
We have some Mountain West conference college basketball action on Wednesday night, as the Colorado State Rams visit the Utah State Aggies.
The Colorado State Rams will look to rebound after dropping 3 of their first 4 conference games this season, including an 82-79 overtime loss to Fresno State in their last outing. Prentiss Nixon led the team with 21 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 threes, while J.D. Paige added 5 triples with a pair of blocks for 16 points. Lorenzo Jenkins added 11 points and Nico Carvacho added 10 points with 19 rebounds and 4 blocks to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for the Rams with a double-double. Nixon leads the team in scoring with 17.5 points per game, while Carvacho leads the team in rebounding with 8 boards per game and Paige leads the team with 2.5 assists per contest this year. As a team, Colorado State is scoring 70.2 points per game on 40.3% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 71.8% from the foul line this season.
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The Utah State Aggies will be looking to add to their strong 3-1 start to conference play after an 85-78 win at UNLV in their last outing. Koby McEwan led the team with 21 points while Sam Merrill came right behind with 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting with 3 threes, along with team-highs of 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Dwayne Brown Jr. added 15 points and 8 boards of his own, while Daron Henson shot a perfect 4 of 4 from downtown for his 12 points to finish off the scoring in double figures for the Aggies in the win. Merrill leads the team with an average of 15.4 points and 3.7 assists per game while Brown Jr. is the team’s top rebounder with 5.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Utah State is scoring 74.9 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 36.8% from behind the arc and 68.4% from the foul line this season.
Colorado State is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 road games. Utah State is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall.
Colorado State’s struggles on the road are well documented, as they’re just 1-4 ATS on the road this season, and haven’t gotten off to a good start in conference either. Utah State on the other hand does their best work in front of their home fans, and have feasted on teams with losing records, so I’ll lay the points with the Aggies in this one.