Utah State vs UNLV Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/17/23

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The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels and the Utah State Aggies meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Smith Spectrum. UNLV is 12-5 overall this year. The Rebels lost to Colorado State back on Saturday in their last game. As for Utah State, they’re sitting at 14-4 after a loss to Nevada on Friday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

UNLV Rebels 

UNLV went a nice 11-1 over their first 12 games with a loss to San Francisco as the lone blemish. The Rebels are a shaky 1-4 since then, however. UNLV has losses to San Jose State, San Diego State, Boise State and Colorado State in that time. 

In the Colorado State game on Saturday, UNLV scored 34 points in the first half, 36 in the second and 11 in overtime during a tough 82-81 loss. Elijah Harkless went off for 33 points, nine rebounds and three assists to lead the team in the defeat. 

Utah State Aggies 

Over on the Utah State side, they were 10-2 in their first 12 games. The Aggies took losses to Weber State and SMU in that time Utah State is 4-2 since then with wins over Washington State, Fresno State, Air Force and Wyoming. 

In the Nevada game back on Friday, the Aggies were ahead 42-37 going into the break. Utah State was outscored 48-28 in the second half and lost a tough one 85-70. Steven Ashworth led the team on 15 points with five rebounds. 


I’m going to take a stab on Utah State here. The Aggies put together a well-rounded effort against a good Nevada team in their last outing but couldn’t overcome a bad second half. Utah State has hit 70 or more points in three of their last four games; if they can keep that run going I think the Aggies will be in good shape for this matchup. As for UNLV, they’ve been a mixed bag lately and have gone just 1-4 over the last five outings. I think the Rebels will match up pretty well against Utah State, though; we should have a fun game in store. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Utah State Aggies -5.5