Wyoming vs Colorado State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2020
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State -13.5
The Wyoming Cowboys travel to Moby Arena to play the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado State as 13.5 point favorites.
Wyoming comes into this game with an overall record of 5-10. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 60.3 points per game while giving up 65.7 per contest. Colorado State has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 72.7 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Wyoming Cowboys are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Colorado State Rams are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
01/02/20 F Austin Mueller Undisclosed is questionable
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
01/02/20 F Adam Thistlewood Ankle is questionable
Hunter Maldonado comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jake Hendricks averages 9.5 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Nico Carvacho averages 13.2 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 50%. Isaiah Stevens averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming averages 60.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 338th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 268th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 247th in the nation. They average 30.3 rebounds per game and 10.0 assists per game, which ranks them 341st and 336th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 166th with 13.8 per game. The Cowboys allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 157th and 171st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 228th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 72nd place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State is 159th in the country with 72.7 points per game this year. They are 99th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 170th in the nation. They are 235th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 70th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Rams are 171st in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Rams surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 230th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 259th and 217th in those defensive statistics. They rank 236th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 126th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 120th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 89.4, which is ranked 330th. They are 321st in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 226th. As a unit they are 224th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 46th in D-1. Wyoming is 37th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado State is 148th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 178th in the country in offensive rating with 101.6. In terms of pace they are 230th in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 103rd. As a team they are 107th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 160th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wyoming/Colorado State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado State -13.5
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