Utah State at Wyoming College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Utah State Aggies head to Arena-Auditorium to take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 12.5 point favorites.
Utah State comes into this game with an overall record of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.0 as they are averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Wyoming has an overall mark of 4-12. They are averaging 68.3 points per contest and giving up 76.5, which is a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 8-6-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 3-11-0 against the spread this season
The Wyoming Cowboys are 5-9-0 against the over/under this year
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
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
12/21/18 G Hunter Maldonado Back is out 4-6 weeks
12/11/18 G Nyaires Redding Suspension is out indefinitely
11/09/18 G Bradley Belt Redshirt is out for season
01/02/19 G Jake Hendricks Knee is out indefinitely
Sam Merrill comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Neemias Queta averages 10.2 points per contest in 23.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Justin James scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 38.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Hunter Thompson averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 78.9 points per contest, which is 74th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 73rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 226th in the nation. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 109th with 14.4 per game. The Aggies allow 65.9 points per contest, which is 53rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 120th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 43rd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming is 298th in the nation with 68.3 points per contest this season. They are 314th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -8.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 112th in the NCAA. They are 314th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.8 boards per contest and 349th in assists per game with 9.3. The Cowboys are 136th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Cowboys give up 76.5 points per game, which ranks them 280th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 242nd and 223rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 290th with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 315th with 38.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cowboys are 94th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 93rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 87th in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 110th. As a team they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 260th in Division 1. Utah State is 111th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wyoming is 79th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys are 318th in the country in offensive rating with 94.7. In terms of pace they are 124th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 299th. As a team they are 240th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 162nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Wyoming college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State -12.5
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