Wyoming Cowboys vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 1/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (+16)
The Wyoming Cowboys (10-5) travel to Viejas Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the San Diego State Aztecs (11-4). Wyoming opens this contest as 16-point underdogs. The total has been set at 144.
Wyoming will play this game with a win-loss mark of 10-5 for the season. The Cowboys are hitting 37.0% on shots from 3-point land (151 of 408) and 71.9% from the free throw line. They average 78.5 pts per game (60th in the nation) while shooting 45.6% from the field. They are giving up possession 10.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.5 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Wyoming is pulling down 34.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 211 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 89th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Cowboys have forced 12.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.3 fouls. They surrender 30.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 281st in the country in opponents PPG (75.3). The Cowboys defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (411 of 889) and they surrender 37.7 boards per game as a squad. They are 197th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 174 surrendered for the year.
The Wyoming Cowboys played the Nevada Wolf Pack and walked away with a win by a score of 93-88 in their last game. Wyoming finished with a 50.8% FG percentage (31 out of 61) and converted 10 out of their 31 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 21 of their 30 tries for a percentage of 70.0%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest as well as having 4 steals and 2 rejections. With respect to the defense, Wyoming allowed their opponent to shoot 50.8% from the field on 31 of 61 shooting. Nevada totaled 9 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. In addition, the Wolf Pack grabbed 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Nevada finished the game shooting 78.9% from the free throw line by making 30 of 38 tries. They made 6 of their 24 shots from downtown.
Marcus Williams is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He had 28 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played 29 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. Williams shot 63.6% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Cowboys was Graham Ike. He grabbed 6 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 70.0% from the field in the game by shooting 7-of-10 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Ike was on the hardwood for 22 minutes.
San Diego State has a win-loss mark of 11-4 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Aztecs are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which is ranked 161st in D-1. San Diego State has totaled 1,086 pts so far this year (72.4 per game) and they average 34.9 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.5 times per contest (114th in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per game. The Aztecs are committing 18.0 fouls per game and they connect on 70.2% from the charity stripe. The Aztecs on the defensive side of the court are 11th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 60.6. They are able to force 15.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (67th in college basketball). The San Diego State defense concedes 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (116 of 339) and their opponents are making 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 13.4 assists and 31.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 211th and 47th in the country.
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs took home the win by a final score of 91-59 when they faced the Air Force Falcons. The Aztecs were able to snag 26 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the matchup. They blocked 3 tries while getting 4 steals in this game. The Falcons committed 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.2%. Concerning 3-point attempts, San Diego State converted 16 of 30 attempts (53.3%). Overall, the Aztecs shot 31 out of 60 from the field which had them at 51.7%. The Aztecs permitted the Falcons to knock down 21 out of their 45 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.7% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 38.1% from downtown by connecting on 8 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 16 from the free throw line (56.3%). When discussing cleaning the glass, San Diego State allowed Air Force to pull down 17 in all (2 on the offensive side).
Jordan Schakel ended up having an impact for the Aztecs for the matchup. He converted 8 out of 17 in the matchup giving him a rate of 47.1%, which gave him 24 points. Schakel totaled 2 rebounds in his 28 mins and totaled 3 dimes for this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for San Diego State was Terrell Gomez. He walked away with 15 points in 26 minutes on the court by going 5 out of 9 from the floor in this matchup. Gomez walked away from this one going 55.6% from the floor as well as contributing 6 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wyoming (+16)
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