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Colorado State vs Nevada Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds
Rams vs Wolf Pack Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Colorado State Rams at Nevada Wolf Pack
- Where: Reno at Lawlor Events Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 4th
- Betting Odds: Colorado State +4.5, COLST +163 | NEVADA -202 O/U 139.5
Colorado State will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Nevada in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. On the road, the Rams will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 2-4. So far, the Rams have been the underdog 6 times, going 2-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Colorado State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer John Tonje who is averaging 14.0 points per game for the Rams. Tonje is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive gameplan is the play of Patrick Cartier who has hit 62.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.2 points per game.
On offense, Colorado State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 598th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Rams’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 38.91% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Wolf Pack Preview:
Nevada will take their 4 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-3. So far this season, Nevada has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Wolf Pack as the -4.5 point favorites. The Wolf Pack have been favored 10 times, going 9-1 straight up.
Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 17.4 points per game for the Wolf Pack. Lucas is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wolf Pack’s offensive gameplan is the play of Kenan Blackshear who has hit 44.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.27 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Nevada this season, as they are currently ranked 161st in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wolf Pack’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 270th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Colorado State Rams +4.5
Heading into this matchup between the Nevada Wolf Pack and Colorado State Rams we have a strong lean on taking the points with Colorado State at +4.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Colorado State to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Colorado State Rams at +4.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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