Colorado State Rams vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 2/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State (-9)
The Wyoming Cowboys (10-7) host the Colorado State Rams (12-4) at Arena Auditorium on Thursday. Colorado State opens this game as 9-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 154.5.
Colorado State comes into this matchup with a mark of 12-4 so far this season. They are turning it over 13.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Colorado State is pulling in 34.3 boards per game and is sitting with 250 assists for the season, which is 58th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Rams are shooting 39.1% on three-point shots (155 of 396) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 75.8 pts per game (89th in D-1) while hitting 47.6% from the floor. On defense, the Rams are able to force 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.4% on shots from distance while they are 85th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (66.6). The Rams defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.4% (395 of 955) and they relinquish 34.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 210th in college hoops in giving up assists with 203 conceded on the season.
The Colorado State Rams played the Boise State Broncos and went home with a loss by a final score of 85-77 in their last contest. Colorado State walked away from the game with a 50.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 58) and buried 9 out of their 22 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Rams converted 10 of 12 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 27 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 dimes in the game while having 5 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defense, Colorado State let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 29 out of 58 shooting. Boise State earned 18 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Moreover, the Broncos had 27 boards (7 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Boise State went 60.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 30 shots. They converted 9 of 21 shots from distance.
Adam Thistlewood is a player who came through for this contest. He accounted for 24 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. Thistlewood finished the game at 61.5% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. One more player that played a role in this matchup for the Rams was Isaiah Stevens. He pulled down 9 rebounds and also tallied 8 dimes. He finished shooting 46.7% from the field for the contest by going 7-of-15 (17 points). When all was said and done, Stevens was on the hardwood for 38 minutes.
Wyoming has a win-loss record of 10-7 for the year. The Cowboys are responsible for committing 19.4 personal fouls every game and they go 72.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.1 times per contest (127th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 11.0 times per contest. Wyoming has totaled 1,306 points this year (76.8 per contest) and they snag 33.1 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 44.6% from the floor, which is ranked 162nd in college basketball. The Cowboys on the defensive side of the court are 313th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 77.4. They have forced 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (322nd in college basketball). The Wyoming defense gives up 33.1% from downtown (105 of 317) and their opposition knocks down 71.9% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 12.8 dimes and 37.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 167th and 292nd in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wyoming Cowboys went home defeated by a final of 98-71 against the San Diego State Aztecs. The Cowboys were able to snag 11 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 15 for the game. They blocked 2 attempts while recording 5 steals for the contest. The Aztecs committed 26 fouls in this game which took the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 29 shots. They were able to make 21 of them for a clip of 72.4%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Wyoming made 10 of 30 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Cowboys walked away from this one shooting 20 for 46 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5%. The Cowboys permitted the Aztecs to bury 34 of their 56 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 60.7% for the game. They finished 47.8% from 3-point land by going 11 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 22 from the charity stripe (86.4%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Wyoming allowed San Diego State to snag 25 overall (5 offensive).
Marcus Williams was important for the Cowboys in the matchup. He made 6 of 10 in this game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, which had him finishing with 18 points. Williams snagged 2 rebounds in his 33 minutes played and earned 6 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Wyoming was Kwane Marble. He finished with 11 points in 33 minutes on the hardwood via 2 out of 10 from the floor for this contest. Marble finished going 20.0% from the floor while also contributing 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado State (-9)
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