Nevada vs. Utah State - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (10-8) at Nevada Wolf Pack (15-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up Saturday evening from Lawlor Events Center, the Utah State Aggies and the Nevada Wolf Pack will be matching up on the college basketball circuit.
Utah State comes into this game with a 10-8 record so far. The Aggies had won five of six games, but lost their last outing to Colorado State on Wednesday. In that one, Aggies guard Sam Merrill put up 18 points.
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Merrill is the top scorer on the season for Utah State as well with 15.5 PPG and 3.6 APG. Also in the double-digit club for the Aggies are Koby McEwen (14.6 PPG) and DeAngelo Isby (10.2 PPG; 3.4 RPG).
Over on the Nevada side, they’re currently 15-3 on the season. The Wolf Pack have won their last four games and took a win over Air Force on Saturday. In that one, Nevada’s Caleb Martin put up 23 points.
Martin is also the leading scorer on the Wolf Pack for the season with 19.2 PPG and 5.5 RPG. Also in the double-digit club for Nevada are Jordan Carolina (17.1 PPG; 9.4 RPG), Cody Martin (13.5 PPG; 6.6 RPG) and Kendall Stephens (12.2 PPG).
The Aggies are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 games following an ATS loss and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games. The over is 5-1-1 in Utah State’s last seven overall and the under is 9-3-1 in their last 13 Saturday games.
Meanwhile, Nevada is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 versus the Mountain West and 30-11-1 ATS in their last 42 home games. The Wolf Pack is also 0-4 ATS in their last four Saturday games and 38-18-2 ATS in their last 58 overall.
Utah State has a few solid wins this season, but lately they’re less than impressive at 2-2 in their last four with one overtime win. As for Nevada, they’ve been pretty solid lately, with at least 77 points in each of their last four games. The Wolf Pack’s three losses this year have each come by six points or fewer, so they’re staying in games even when overmatched. I like Nevada to stay hot here and cover.