Colorado State vs UNLV College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Colorado State vs UNLV College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

UNLV Runnin' Rebels (1-5) at Colorado State Rams (7-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Moby Arena)

The Line: Colorado State Rams -7 -- Over/Under: 146 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UNLV Rebels and the Colorado State Rams meet in college basketball action from the Moby Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The UNLV Rebels will look to bounce back after falling short against the Rams in the first meeting on Thursday by a final score of 74-71. Bryce Hamilton leads the Rebels in scoring with 21.2 PPG to go along with his 6.2 RPG and 3.3 APG while Caleb Grill has 13.2 PPG with 2 steals per game and David Jenkins Jr. has 12.8 PPG to gcap off the trio of double-digit scorers for UNLV heading into the rematch with Colorado State. Marvin Coleman has 6.8 PPG with a team-high 3.6 APG while Cheikh Mbacke Diong has 4.8 PPG and 7 RPG this season. As a team, UNLV is averaging 69.2 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field, 34.6% from 3-point range and 67.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 77.3 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field and 38.3% from 3-point range this season.

The Colorado State Rams will look to add to their 7-2 record after picking up the win against the Rebels last time out. David Roddy leads Colorado State in scoring and rebounding with 16.1 PPG and 8.8 RPG while Isaiah Stevens is 2nd in scoring with 14.8 PPG while leading the Rams in assists with 6.3 APG to go along with 4.9 RPG this season. Kendle Moore has 10.8 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Colorado State heading into Saturday’s tilt with UNLV. As a team, Colorado State is averaging 72 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 37.7% from 3-point range and 75.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 63 PPG on 40.2% shooting from the field and 29.6% from 3-point range this season.

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UNLV is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 21-8 in their last 29 games following a loss. Colorado State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 home games.

I’m not going near this game after being on the wrong side with Colorado State the other night, as realistically that was a game that Colorado State should’ve controlled from the opening tip but the Rams just could never get a hold on UNLV until late in the game. What we have seen this season though is the team that loses or doesn’t cover the first time usually gets revenge in the rematch, so I’ll bank on that here and if Colorado State can’t get it done here either, I may be off of the Rams for a while. For now though, give me the Rams and lay the points at home.

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Chris’s Pick Colorado State -7

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