Utah State at Wyoming College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The Utah State Aggies head to Arena-Auditorium to take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Wyoming as 3.5 point favorites.
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Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 74.0 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Wyoming has an overall record of 15-8. They are averaging 79.1 points per game and surrendering 78.4, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 11-10 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 9-12 against the over/under this year
Important Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 9-11 against the spread this season
The Wyoming Cowboys are 13-8 against the over/under this year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
02/06/18 F Alexis Dargenton Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Wyoming
01/17/18 G Brock Miller Nose is out for season
01/17/18 C Klay Stall Back is out for season
01/10/18 G Julion Pearre Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
02/06/18 F Jordan Naughton Back is "?" Wednesday vs Utah State
01/09/18 G Anthony Mack Concussion will redshirt
01/09/18 F Hunter Thompson Ankle is out for season
Sam Merrill averages 15.7 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Koby McEwan averages 15.1 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Justin James scores 18.7 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Hayden Dalton averages 17.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 74.0 points per contest this year, which is 180th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 130th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 106th in Division 1. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 238th and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 195th with 12.9 per game. The Aggies allow 71.6 points per contest, which is 157th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 186th and 215th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 144th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 177th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming is 61st in the country with 79.1 points per contest this season. They are 254th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 269th in Division 1. They are 126th in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 93rd in assists per game with 15.0. The Cowboys are 91st in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Cowboys give up 78.4 points per game, which ranks them 312th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 143rd and 273rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 238th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 338th with 40.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cowboys are 279th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 227th. In terms of pace they are 253rd in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 77th. As a team they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 43rd in Division 1. Utah State is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 191st in the nation.
Wyoming is 163rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 140th in Division 1. The Cowboys are 129th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 255th. They are 20th in D-1 in pace with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 203rd. As a unit they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 46th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Wyoming college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State +3.5
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