Utah State vs Nevada Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/18/23

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The Nevada Wolf Pack and the Utah State Aggies meet in college basketball action from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Utah State is listed as a 4.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -200. The total for this game is set at 145.5 points.


For Nevada, K.J. Hymes is listed as out for the season with a back injury while Utah State has Rylan Jones listed as out indefinitely with a concussion.

Matchup History

Nevada’s 85-70 win back on January 13th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for Nevada in this head-to-head matchup.


Nevada is 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a win and 20-7-2 ATS in their last 29 games overall while the over is 11-3 in their last 14 games overall. Utah State is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 9-4-1 in their last 14 home games.


I’m leaning towards the Wolf Pack and the points. I get why the Aggies would be favored at home here, but right now, I just feel like Nevada is the better team that’s playing better basketball. Granted, the bulk of their success has come at home, but I think this is a game that comes down to who has the last shot. I’ll take the Wolf Pack and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Nevada +4.5