San Jose State Spartans vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+11)
Thomas & Mack Center is the venue where and the Wyoming Cowboys (13-10) will take on the San Jose State Spartans (5-15) on Wednesday. San Jose State opens this contest as 11-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 150.5.
San Jose State will play this contest with a win-loss record of 5-15 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, San Jose State is snagging 34.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 198 dimes on the season, which ranks 318th in the country in terms of passing. The Spartans are shooting 31.2% on three-point shots (148 of 474) and 64.5% from the free throw line. They average 65.1 pts per game (311th in the country) on 39.0% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Spartans are able to force 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.8 fouls. They currently rank 215th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 307 surrendered on the season. The Spartans defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.4% (592 of 1,332) and they concede 45.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 30.8% on three-point shots and they are 338th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (80.0).
The San Jose State Spartans faced off with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and went home with a loss by a final score of 67-64 in their last game. San Jose State ended the game having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (24 of 56) and buried 9 of their 26 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Spartans converted 7 of their 13 shots for a rate of 53.8%. In regard to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 26 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 3 steals. With regard to defense, San Jose State allowed 35.5% from the field on 27 out of 76 shooting. UNLV recorded 20 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. Additionally, UNLV grabbed 51 rebounds (24 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 2 blocks. UNLV finished 42.9% from the charity stripe by making 6 of their 14 shots. They converted 7 of 27 tries from 3-point range.
Sebastian Mendoza is one guy who came through in the matchup. He accounted for 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Mendoza finished the game at 62.5% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Spartans was Omari Moore. He grabbed 5 rebounds in 36 minutes played on the night. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field in this contest by going 6-of-9 (13 points). When the time ran out, Moore had accumulated 5 assists.
Wyoming has a mark of 13-10 on the year. The Cowboys are responsible for committing 18.8 personal fouls per game and they go 70.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.8 times per game (129th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. Wyoming has totaled 1,738 points so far this season (75.6 per game) and they average 32.7 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Cowboys are shooting 44.3% from the field, which is 177th in the country. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 291st in the country in points per game surrendered with 75.6. They surrender 12.5 dimes and 37.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 133rd and 286th in the nation. The Wyoming defense gives up 32.4% on three-point shots (133 of 411) and opponents are connecting on 70.3% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 13.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.0% from the floor (337th in college hoops).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wyoming Cowboys got the victory with a final of 80-69 when they played the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. The Cowboys were able to collect 19 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. The Runnin' Rebels committed 23 fouls for this game which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 27 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a rate of 59.3%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Wyoming buried 10 out of their 20 attempts (50.0%). Overall, the Cowboys finished shooting 27 for 49 from the field which had them sitting at 55.1%. The Cowboys permitted the Runnin' Rebels to convert 27 of 50 attempts from the field which had them shooting 54.0% in the game. They went 23.1% from distance by connecting on 3 of 13 and finished the contest at 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Wyoming allowed UNLV to get 23 in all (4 offensive).
Graham Ike pitched in for the Cowboys for the matchup. He buried 8 out of 10 in the matchup giving him a rate of 80.0%, and totaled 6 rebounds. Ike earned 17 points in his 19 mins on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. One more player who came through for Wyoming was Hunter Maldonado. He ended up with 5 assists in his 40 mins on the court, and he shot 4 of 11 from the floor. Maldonado ended up shooting 36.4% from the field in addition to collecting 12 points and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wyoming (-11)
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