Betting on today’s Runnin’ Rebels and Rams game? Catch the action at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO, as the Rams hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on FS1. The over/under for this Mountain West conference contest is set at 145 points, with the Rams being the favored team playing at home against the Runnin’ Rebels.

UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS VS COLORADO STATE RAMS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels +7.5

This game will be played at Moby Arena at 10:30 ET on Friday, January 19th.

WHY BET THE UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Rams.
  • Even though we have Colorado State winning straight-up, we like UNLV at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog UNLV?

UNLV is 9-7 this season and 2-2 in the Mountain West. They have gone 2-1 on the road this year, and their average scoring margin is +2.3 on the road.

As the underdog, the Runnin’ Rebels have a record of 3-4 this season. In their last game, they defeated Boise State by a score of 68-64.

As the underdog this season, UNLV has gone 5-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Runnin’ Rebels have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, UNLV is 2-1 vs. the spread this year and 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

On the season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 8-5 and today’s line of 145 is very close to the average over/under line in their games of 144.3. So far, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points.

In their latest game, UNLV offense put up 68 points against Boise State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.8% and made 6 threes. Rob Whaley Jr. led the scoring for the Runnin’ Rebels, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Justin Webster chipped in with 15 points.

Currently, the Runnin’ Rebels’ defense holds the 110th rank in the nation, allowing 69.6 points per game. Against Boise State in their most recent game, the UNLV defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing Boise State to hit 39% of their shots.

Can Colorado State Secure a Home Victory?

Colorado State comes into this game as 7.5-point favorites, and they have been the favorite in 12 of their 17 games this season. So far, the Rams have gone 10-2 in those games.

Overall, Colorado State has gone 14-3 this season, including a 8-1 record at home. They have won their last two home games and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

As the favorite this season, Colorado State has an 8-4 record vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rams are 6-4 ATS. At home, their ATS mark is 6-3 this year and 2-2 in their last 5 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 145 is lower than the average over/under line in Colorado State’s games this year (150.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 139 points.

In their most recent game, the Colorado State offense put up just 58 points vs. the Boise State Broncos. Overall, they are now averaging 81.5 points per game which is 45th in the country. For the season, the Colorado State offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 51%. So far, they have hit 60% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.3 made three’s per contest.

Coming into today’s game, the Colorado State defense is giving up an average of 68.6 points per contest. In today’s game vs. UNLV, the Colorado State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Colorado State made 17 free-throws vs. the Rams.