Colorado State vs. Nevada: Game Preview, TV & Radio Schedule, Livestream, Odds, More
The Rams and Wolf Pack look to start off the new year with a conference win
Who can gain momentum into the conference season?
WHO: Colorado State Rams (9-6, 0-2 Mountain West) vs Nevada Wolf Pack (8-5, 1-0 Mountain West)
WHEN: Wednesday, January 1 — 8:00 PM MT/7:00 PM PT
WHERE: Lawlor Events Center; Reno, Nevada (11,536)
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
STREAM: Mountain West Network (Outside AT&T Broadcast area)
SERIES RECORD: Nevada leads the series 14-9
ODDS: Nevada -7 per VegasInsider.com
The Colorado State Rams head to Reno to face the Wolf Pack in both teams first conference match up of 2020. The Rams are coming off two momentum building wins, one in triple-OT against Tulsa and a getting the rust off victory of NAIA Doane. The Wolf Pack are coming off a close 68-63 loss to St Marys.
The Rams will need to be ready to play. They have come out flat in their last couple of games and it cost them a potential four game winning streak. Nico Carvacho will need to be his normal self. He needs to play hard and smart. The Wolf Pack have a trio of 6’10” forwards that will rotate throughout the game, so Carvacho can’t get into foul trouble.
Kris Martin and Hyron Edwards are also going to be key pieces for the Rams in this game. The underclassmen on this team are going to play their game, but Martin and Edwards are seniors and need to keep the composure for this team. Too many times, this Rams team has had sloppy play and the seniors have been a big part of that.
The Wolf Pack will need to keep doing what they are doing with Jalen Harris, Jazz Johnson, and Lindsey Drew. This trio has been the leaders for Nevada this season and they look to continue their recent dominance against the Rams. Johnson and Drew could have big nights as the Rams struggle to defend the three point line.
Another trio who will be big will be Zane Meeks, Johncarlos Reyes, and K.J. Hymes. Each of these three players are 6’10”. The Rams only have two players that tall or taller and one is redshirting this season. The Wolf Pack have a potential size advantage if they want to take advantage of it.
Prediction: Wolf Pack 78-72 Rams
The Rams will come out flat again and fight back to make the game close, but the shooting prowess of Nevada will be too much and the Wolf Pack will pull it out in the end.