Nevada vs. Colorado State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MWC foes will do battle when the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-3) meet the Colorado State Rams (0-4) at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada.

Nevada vs. Colorado State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Nevada as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Nevada has -173 odds to pick up the win, while Colorado State is listed at +140 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 44.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Nevada vs. Colorado State Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: Reno, Nevada
  • Stadium: Mackay Stadium

Betting Preview


Nevada ranks ninth-worst in total offense (280.4 yards per game), but has played a little better on defense, ranking 104th with 414.8 yards allowed per contest. Nevada ranks 101st in scoring offense (24.4 points per game) and 102nd in scoring defense (31.2 points allowed per game) this season. While Nevada’s pass defense ranks 76th with 233.6 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been less successful, ranking 12th-worst (147.2 passing yards per game). Offensively, Nevada ranks 93rd in the FBS with 133.2 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 105th in rushing yards allowed per contest (181.2). Nevada sports the 87th-ranked third-down offense this year (36.4% third-down percentage), but has been worse defensively, ranking eighth-worst with a 48.1% third-down percentage allowed. Nevada owns the fifth-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 11 turnovers (17th in the FBS) while turning it over three times (10th in the FBS).

Colorado State

Colorado State has been sputtering on offense, ranking worst with 241.8 total yards per game. It has been more productive defensively, surrendering 413.8 total yards per contest (103rd-ranked). This season has been ugly for Colorado State on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling only 10.8 points per game (second-worst) and surrendering 41.0 points per game (sixth-worst). Colorado State ranks 22nd-worst in passing yards per game (195.8), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 94th in the FBS with 249.8 passing yards surrendered per contest. Colorado State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering 46.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 95th with 164.0 rushing yards conceded per contest. Colorado State has lots of room to improve on third down, as it ranks second-worst in third-down conversion rate (19.6%) and are 18th-worst in third-down rate allowed (46.0%). At -4, Colorado State sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with five forced turnovers (96th in the FBS) and nine turnovers committed (99th in the FBS).

Nevada vs. Colorado State Betting Analysis

Nevada Betting Insights

Nevada has put together a record of 2-3-0 against the spread this season. In games it has played as 3.5-point favorites or more, Nevada has an ATS record of 1-1. This season, three Nevada games have gone over the point total. The Wolf Pack have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Wolf Pack have played as a moneyline favorite of -173 or shorter in just two games this season, and they split 1-1.

Rams Betting Insights

Colorado State is winless against the spread this year (0-4-0). Colorado State has not covered the spread when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs (0-3). This season, not one Colorado State’s games have hit the over. This season, the Rams have been listed as the underdog in three games and failed to win any of those contests. The Rams have been at least a +140 moneyline underdog three times this season, but lost all of those games.

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Nevada vs. Colorado State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 49.4 56.5 44.7
Implied Total AVG 31.0 30.0 31.7
ATS Record 2-3-0 1-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-2-0 2-0-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 0-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 1-0 0-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.6 58.8 56.5
Implied Total AVG 37.5 34.5 40.5
ATS Record 0-4-0 0-2-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 0-4-0 0-2-0 0-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2

Players to Watch


  • Bentlee Sanders has helped spur the Wolf Pack’s defense with 18 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and four interceptions in five games.
  • The Wolf Pack’s defensive unit has been helped by the play of Tyson Williams, who has suited up for five games and collected 1.0 sack to go with 4.0 TFL, 22 tackles, and one interception.
  • With seven tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in five games, Dom Peterson has been an important part of the Wolf Pack’s defense in 2022.
  • Drue Watts, as part of the Wolf Pack’s defense, has totaled 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 17 tackles in five games.


  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Rams’ Jack Howell has compiled 43 tackles and three interceptions in four games.
  • In four games for the Rams, Mohamed Kamara has totaled 10 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks.
  • Dequan Jackson has been wreaking havoc on defense, collecting 1.0 TFL and 29 tackles for the Rams.
  • Tywan Francis has collected 30 tackles and 2.0 TFL In four games for the Rams.

Nevada vs. Colorado State Predictions and Pick

Nevada vs. Colorado State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Wolf Pack (-3.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (44.5)

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How to Bet on Nevada vs. Colorado State

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Our prediction to win this contest is Nevada, and we predict that Nevada will cover the spread (Nevada -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 44.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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