College basketball point spread favors Rams in battle with Wolf Pack

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March 9, 8:30 PM | Moby Arena

Nevada Wolf Pack vs Colorado State Rams Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD23-7

The Colorado State Rams host Nevada on Saturday, looking to build on their 23-7 mark against the 12-17 Wolf Pack in college hoops action at Moby Arena.

The Rams are 23-7 so far on the season, and 13-11-2 ATS vs. the number. The Wolf Pack, meanwhile, are 12-17 and 10-15-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado State go 9-12-1 and the Wolf Pack go 13-9-1 on the totals.

View Nevada vs Colorado State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rams installed as 16-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 12 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wolf Pack sit at No. 281 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rams will win this game 80-64.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolf Pack is ranked No. 231 in NCAA hoops at 33.5 per game. Contrast that with Colorado State’s No. 4 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Colorado State is the No. 267-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Nevada rates No. 200 at 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Nevada features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Colorado State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Nevada was a 75-62 loser at home against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Malik Story scored 25 points for Nevada on Wednesday, but the Lobos managed a 75-62 victory over the Wolf Pack at Lawlor Events Center.

Colorado State was a 78-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wyoming. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Rams and Cowboys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wyoming was handed a 78-56 defeat on Wednesday at Arena-Auditorium.

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing New Mexico are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Wyoming are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Wolf Pack at Rams trends to consider:
Nevada is 4-6-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Nevada is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado State is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Colorado State is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado State's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games

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