Colorado State at Nevada NCAA Basketball Spread & Analysis.

Colorado State at Nevada NCAA Basketball Spread & Analysis

Written by on January 23, 2019

If you haven’t been staying up late some nights, you might not be aware how talented No. 7 Nevada is. The Wolf Pack are legit national title contenders and shouldn’t have much trouble at home vs. Colorado State on Wednesday as heavy College Basketball betting favorites.

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Last Season

Nevada swept. The game in Reno was 92-83. Caleb Martin scored 25 points, including two key 3-pointers in the second half. Jordan Caroline had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Cody Martin, Caleb’s twin brother, had 17 points and 11 assists for the Wolf Pack, who which clinched at least a share of the regular-season championship in the Mountain West at the time. Prentiss Nixon had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Colorado State. Anthony Bonner added 19 points and Nico Carvarcho had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Rams, who kept the game tight until the waning moments.

This will be the 22nd meeting ever between the two schools, with Nevada holding a 12-9 lead, including 8-4 in Reno. Nevada has won the last five meetings between the two schools, including three in a row in Reno. The last time CSU won in the series was Feb. 6, 2016, a 76-67 victory in Moby Arena.

Why Bet on Colorado State?

CSU is off an 87-72 loss at Utah State. With the loss, the Rams fell to 7-11 and 2-3 in Mountain West action, while the Aggies improved to 14-5 and 4-2 in the league. Utah State raced out to a 14-2 lead in the first 4:17 and eventually built a 16-point margin in the opening 20 minutes. The Rams battled back and chipped away at it, getting the difference down to 44-35 at the halftime intermission. CSU got it down to nine with 12 minutes to go in the contest, but that was as close as it would get the remainder of the way.

CSU was just 45.1 percent (23-of-51) from the floor and 41.7 percent (10-of-24) behind the arc. Rebounds a huge factor against the Rams, as the Aggies won that battle, 39-24. Five Rams finished in double figures, led by redshirt-senior J.D. Paige with 17. Redshirt-junior Hyron Edwards chipped in 14, while redshirt-junior Nico Carvacho and freshman Adam Thistlewood had 12 points each. Carvacho’s double-double was his 11th of the season and 24th of his career.

Through 18 games, eight different Rams have either led or tied for the team-high points in a game. Six different Rams have each led multiple times. The Rams have shared the ball well recently, recording a combined 51 assists in the two games against Air Force and New Mexico, Jan. 8 and 12, respectively. The two games (26 and 25) are among the top-10 totals in school history and marked the first time since 1993-94 that there were two games in a single season with at least 25 assists.

Colorado State basketball is hoping to earn its eighth invitation for postseason play in the last 10 years. CSU returns three starters and five letterwinners to this year’s squad along with seven newcomers to the program.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 76.11
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.98
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.72
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.20
  • Total Rebounds: 34.11

Defense

  • Total Score: 77.06
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.21
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.23
  • Free Throw Percentage: 72.11
  • Total Rebounds: 35.72

Why Bet on Nevada?

Returning three starters from last season’s 29-8 squad that won the Mountain West regular season with a 15-3 mark and eventually advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16, the Wolf Pack were picked to again win the title in the league’s preseason poll.Last year’s MW Player and Defensive Players of the Year, seniors Caleb and Cody Martin, respectively, along with 2018 first-team All-MW pick senior Jordan Caroline and MW Coach of the Year Eric Musselman are back to lead the squad. Musselman is one win from becoming the sixth coach at Nevada to lead the Pack to 100 victories.

Caroline is averaging near a double-double scoring 18.3 points and grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game. Caroline had 11 double-doubles this season and 38 in his Nevada career that is fourth in school history. The Pack is 36-2 when he posts a double-double.

Colorado State at Nevada should be an easy victory for the Wolf Pack.

His 1,527 points in the Silver & Blue is eighth in Wolf Pack history. His 827 rebounds at Nevada ranks seventh. Caleb Martin scores 66.5 (222-of-344) percent of his points in the second half. In the SJSU game, he scored 21-of-23 after halftime and was 6-for-6 from behind the arc. Five times he has scored 20 or more points in the second half. He averages 11.7 points in the second half and 6.4 in the first half.

Nevada has won its last 12 home games and is 9-0 at Lawlor this season. The Wolf Pack are one of just six one loss teams in Division I. The Pack’s 18-1 record is the best after 19 games in school history.

Nevada tops the MW in 3-point attempts (494), assist turnover/ratio (1.5), fewest turnovers (193), free throw attempts (461), free throws made (332), scoring margin (13.8), scoring offense (79.5 ppg), turnover margin (+3.5), fewest turnovers per game (10.2), and won loss percentage (94.7%). In total, the Pack is in the top 3 in 23 categories.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 79.53
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.53
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.53
  • Free Throw Percentage: 72.02
  • Total Rebounds: 37.74

Defense

  • Total Score: 65.84
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.02
  • Three-Point Percentage: 31.14
  • Free Throw Percentage: 68.49
  • Total Rebounds: 35.89

Colorado State at Nevada NCAAB Betting Trends

  • Rams are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
  • Rams are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games
  • Wolf Pack are 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 Wednesday games
  • Wolf Pack are 24-10-2 ATS in their last 36 games following an ATS loss
  • Home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings
  • Favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado State’s last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nevada’s last 7 games at home

Expert NCAAB Betting Prediction for Colorado State at Nevada

Nevada wins by 25.