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Nevada vs Colorado State 1/4/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Colorado State Rams (8-7) vs. Nevada Wolf Pack (12-3)
January 4, 2023 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -5.5 / Colorado State Rams +5.5; Over/Under: +142
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The Colorado State Rams and Nevada Wolf Pack meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Lawlor Events Center. The Colorado State Rams look for their ninth win. The Nevada Wolf Pack look for their 13th win.

The Colorado State Rams are averaging 75.3 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Rivera is averaging 18 points and 2.4 rebounds, while John Tonje is averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds. Patrick Cartier is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stevens is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Colorado State Rams are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado State Rams are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game.

The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 73.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jarod Lucas is averaging 17.4 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Kenan Blackshear is averaging 14.3 points and 5 rebounds. Will Baker is the third double-digit scorer and KJ Hymes is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Nevada Wolf Pack are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nevada Wolf Pack are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.

The Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wolf Pack are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Rams last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Wolf Pack last 6 overall. The favorite is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Colorado State Rams have yet to step up against quality competition, and this likely isn’t a spot where that changes. The Nevada Wolf Pack have been one of the more consistent teams in the country through 15 games, and they win at home by an average of 15.7 points while allowing 38 percent shooting. The line is reasonable. Give me Nevada.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Nevada Wolf Pack -5.5

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