Colorado State at Utah State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Colorado State Rams travel to Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 17.5 point favorites.
Colorado State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-10. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 76.5 per contest. Utah State has an overall mark of 13-5. They are averaging 78.6 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 13.4.
Valuable Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Colorado State Rams are 11-5-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
01/18/19 G Anthony Masinton-Bonner Achilles is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Nico Carvacho comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 55%. J.D. Paige averages 14.9 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Sam Merrill averages 18.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Neemias Queta averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State averages 76.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 115th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 179th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 239th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 326th with 11.1 per game. The Rams allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 245th and 298th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 272nd place in Division 1. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 70th in the country with 78.6 points per game this year. They are 66th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 214th in the nation. They are 12th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 35th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Aggies are 148th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Aggies surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 37th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 174th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 132nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 109.7, which is ranked 72nd. They are 219th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 85th. As a unit they are 74th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in D-1. Colorado State is 321st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 153rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 76th. They are 108th in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 108th. As a unit they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado State/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State -17.5
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