Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State (+6.5)
The Utah State Aggies (11-3) host the Colorado State Rams (10-2) at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Tuesday. Utah State opens this game as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 138.
Colorado State heads into this contest with a record of 10-2 so far this season. They have an average of 75.8 pts per game (107th in the country) while going 47.1% from the floor. The Rams are shooting 39.1% on 3-point shots (120 of 307) and 76.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Colorado State is pulling down 35.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 183 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 92nd in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Rams are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 fouls. They are 153rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 138 surrendered on the season. The Rams defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.4% (292 of 723) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are conceding 29.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 46th in college hoops in points per game allowed (63.8).
The Colorado State Rams faced the San Jose State Spartans and walked away with a win by a score of 88-61 in their last game. Colorado State wrapped up the contest with a 51.5% FG percentage (35 of 68) and converted 12 of their 34 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Rams knocked down 6 of their 7 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 42 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 dimes for the game while having 2 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defending, Colorado State let their opponent shoot 51.5% from the floor on 35 of 68 shooting. San Jose State doled out 6 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Spartans pulled down 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 2 blocks. San Jose State ended up shooting 46.7% from the charity stripe by converting 7 of their 15 shots. They converted 6 out of their 22 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Isaiah Stevens is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He totaled 16 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins played and totaled 2 boards. Stevens ended up shooting 85.7% from the field and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Rams was Adam Thistlewood. He pulled down 3 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the floor in the game by connecting on 5-of-10 (16 points). Overall, Thistlewood saw the court for 30 min.
Utah State has a record of 11-3 on the campaign. Utah State has earned 1,054 points on the year (75.3 per game) and they collect 41.5 boards per game. The Aggies commit 15.1 fouls per contest and they go 71.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Aggies are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which ranks them 116th in the country. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.8 times per contest (58th in college hoops) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. The Aggies on the defensive end are ranked 8th in college basketball in points given up per game with 59.3. The Utah State defense surrenders 32.3% on 3-point shots (106 of 328) and opponents are connecting on 70.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 10.6 dimes and 29.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 42nd and 18th in D-1. They have forced 15.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.8% from the floor (13th in college hoops).
For their last game, the Utah State Aggies walked away with a victory by a final of 64-59 when they faced the San Diego State Aztecs. The Aggies were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this game. They also rejected 7 attempts while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Aztecs earned 22 personal fouls for this contest which got the Aggies to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.0%. In reference to three-point attempts, Utah State converted 7 of their 22 tries (31.8%). When all was said and done, the Aggies shot 19 out of 51 from the field which had them shooting 37.3%. The Aggies allowed the Aztecs to knock down 23 out of their 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1% for this contest. They finished shooting 31.6% from distance by shooting 6 out of 19 and finished the game at 7 out of 15 at the charity stripe (46.7%). With respect to how they rebounded, Utah State permitted San Diego State to pull down 28 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Steven Ashworth was important for the Aggies for this contest. He converted 3 of 8 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 37.5%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Ashworth had 2 rebounds in his 23 mins and tallied 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Utah State was Brock Miller. He left the arena with 11 points in 34 minutes played by going 4 of 8 shooting for this contest. Miller wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while collecting 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado State (+6.5)
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