Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Wyoming Cowboys head to Moby Arena to take on the Colorado State Rams on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Colorado State as 7.5 point favorites.
The Cowboys come into this game with an overall record of 17-12 and a road record of 3-8. They are 17-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-13. The Rams have an overall record of 20-9 and a home record of 13-4. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 16-7 against the spread.
Justin James comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cowboys. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Hayden Dalton averages 12.3 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Wyoming. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Prentiss Nixon averages 12.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Emmanuel Omogbo averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Wyoming averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 241st in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 34th and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 217th with 13.5 per game. The Cowboys allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 339th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 66th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in Division 1.
Colorado State averages 71 points per game this year which ranks them 218th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 292nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per contest which ranks them 32nd and 319th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 41st with 11.5 per game. The Rams allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the nation. The Rams force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in college basketball.
The Cowboys average 74.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 102.2 and they assist on 57.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 47% of their shots. Wyoming turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 23.2%. The Cowboys give up 77.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rams score 73.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.4 points per game. The Rams have a rating on offense of 106.3 and 46% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Colorado State turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.8%. The Rams give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 17-10 against the spread
The Wyoming Cowboys are 14-13 against the over/under
Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 16-7 against the spread
The Colorado State Rams are 11-11 against the over/under
Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Colorado State Rams Injuries
01/18/17 G Alex Tarkanian Personal left the team
01/05/17 F Che Bob Academics out for season
01/05/17 G Devocio Butler Academics out for season
01/05/17 F Kimani Jackson Academics out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Wyoming +7.5
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