Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 1/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State (+8)
The Utah State Aggies (12-3) play the Colorado State Rams (10-3) at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Thursday. The spread on this game has Utah State as 8-point favorites. The total is set at 140.5.
Colorado State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 10-3 on the year. They average 74.8 points per game (116th in D-1) while hitting 46.6% from the field. The Rams are shooting 38.6% on three-point attempts (129 of 334) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Colorado State is snagging 34.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 199 assists this season, which is 61st in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per game and as a team they commit 16.0 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Rams are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 fouls. The Rams defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 40.8% (318 of 780) and they relinquish 35.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 208th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 158 surrendered for the campaign. They are relinquishing 30.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 63rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.2).
The Colorado State Rams took the court against the Aggies and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-64 in their last contest. Colorado State wrapped up the game with a 40.4% FG percentage (21 out of 52) and made 9 of 27 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Rams made 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In terms of rebounding, they collected 23 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists in this matchup while getting 5 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to defense, Colorado State let their opponent shoot 40.4% from the field on 21 of 52 shooting. Utah State doled out 20 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Additionally, the Aggies snagged 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Utah State finished shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of 28 attempts. They also knocked down 10 of 19 tries from long range.
Isaiah Stevens is a guy who had an impact in the matchup. He accounted for 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes played and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Stevens finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor and recorded 4 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Rams was Adam Thistlewood. He totaled 2 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished 66.7% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 4-of-6 (14 points). When the game finished, Thistlewood played 31 min.
Utah State has a win-loss mark of 12-3 this year. As an offensive unit, the Aggies are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which is 115th in the country. Utah State has totaled 1,137 pts this year (75.8 per contest) and they grab 41.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 16.1 times per game (50th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. The Aggies commit 15.2 fouls every game and they hit 72.1% from the free throw line. The Aggies on defense are ranked 9th in college hoops in points given up per game with 59.6. They relinquish 10.9 dimes and 29.5 boards every game, which ranks them 54th and 14th in the nation. The Utah State defense concedes 32.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (115 of 355) and opponents are knocking down 70.4% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.0% from the field (14th in college hoops).
In their win against the Rams, the Aggies earned 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 42 in this game. They also rejected 4 tries while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Rams were called for 21 fouls for this game which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of those for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning three-point shots, Utah State made 10 of their 19 tries (52.6%). Overall, the Aggies walked away from this one shooting 26 for 57 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.6%. The Aggies allowed the Rams to convert 21 of their 52 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.4% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from behind the 3-point line via 9 of 27 and ended up going 13 of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Utah State allowed Colorado State to get 23 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Brock Miller ended up being a major contributor for the Aggies for the contest. He made 6 of 13 for this game for a rate of 46.2%, which got him 20 points. Miller collected 4 boards in his 29 mins and tallied 2 dimes for this game. One more player that was pivotal for Utah State was Neemias Queta. He notched 18 points in 33 minutes played via 6 of 8 shooting in this contest. Queta ended the game having shot 75.0% from the floor while collecting 2 dimes and 12 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah State (-8) and over 140.5 points
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