UNLV at Colorado State: 1/28/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

UNLV at Colorado State: 1/28/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Cris Tiller/for the Coloradoan / USA TODAY NETWORK

Colorado State Rams (16-1) vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels (11-9)

Game Info: Friday, January 28, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Moby Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado State Rams -10.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNLV Runnin Rebels and Colorado State Rams face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Moby Arena. When these two teams faced off in January of 2021 it was Colorado State that won 83-80. 

UNLV comes into this game with an 11-9 record overall and they have gone 6-13 against the spread. In the last game against San Diego State, UNLV’s defense gave up 80 points and that led to the 25 point defeat. UNLV is averaging 70.3 points while their defense is giving up 66.2 points per game. Bryce Hamilton has been the top player for UNLV averaging 70.3 points while their defense is giving up 66.2 points per game. In this game if UNLV wants a chance to win, the defense is going to need to be very good. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Colorado State Rams who sit with a 16-1 record and they have gone 9-7 against the spread. The Rams are having quite an impressive season, and this is a team that could be a problem in the NCAA tournament. The Rams are averaging 78.5 points while their defense is giving up 65.6 points per game. Guard David Rhoddy has been having quite the season averaging 18.6 points while shooting 57.5 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players who are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

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UNLV is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played on Friday. The under is 9-1 in Colorado State’s last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in UNLV’s last five road games. The over is 4-1 in UNLV’s last five road games against a team with a winning home record. 

Colorado State is the better team and UNLV is going to have some major issues struggling in this game. Look for the Rams to score at least 80 points, and that will be the difference as Colorado State wins in blowout fashion. Back Colorado State against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Colorado State -10.5

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