Colorado State at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Thomas & Mack Center
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The Colorado State Rams travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 5.5 point favorites.
Colorado State heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-20. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 72.5 points per contest while giving up 79.4 per game. Utah State has an overall record of 15-16. They are averaging 73.1 points per game and surrendering 72.4, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 9-16 against the spread this season
The Colorado State Rams are 17-10 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 13-15 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 10-18 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
02/25/18 G J.D. Paige Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
01/17/18 G Brock Miller Nose is out for season
01/17/18 C Klay Stall Back is out for season
Deion James averages 10.5 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Prentiss Nixon averages 16.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Dwayne Brown Jr. averages 8.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Sam Merrill averages 16.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 79.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 326th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 273rd and 262nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 244th, and they give up 15.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 318th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in college basketball. Colorado State averages 72.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 216th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 301st in D-1. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 70th and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 119th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 244th and 248th in those defensive statistics. They rank 182nd with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 126th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 99th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. Utah State is 197th in Division 1 with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 104th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 95th in the nation. They are 345th in college basketball in rebounding with 29.5 boards per game and 314th in assists per contest with 11.5. The Aggies are 188th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Rams are 321st in the country in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 265th. They are 91st in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 316th. As a unit they are 300th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 229th in D-1. Colorado State is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 307th in the country.
Utah State is 9th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 248th in Division 1. The Aggies are 345th in the nation in defensive rating with 114.6, and their offensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 16th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 62.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 60th. As a unit they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 68% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 43rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado State/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State -5.5
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