Wyoming Cowboys vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (+18)
The San Diego State Aztecs (12-4) play the Wyoming Cowboys (10-6) at Viejas Arena on Saturday. Wyoming opens this game as 18-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 143.5.
Wyoming steps onto the court with a mark of 10-6 for the campaign. They have an average of 77.2 points per contest (74th in the nation) while connecting on 44.6% from the field. The Cowboys are connecting on 35.9% on 3-pointers (161 of 448) and 72.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Wyoming is collecting 33.9 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 225 dimes for the year, which is 69th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 10.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.1 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Cowboys have forced 12.8 turnovers every game while drawing 19.2 fouls. They rank 243rd in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 196 surrendered this year. The Cowboys are giving up a FG percentage of 46.9% (447 of 954) and they relinquish 38.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 32.0% on shots from downtown while they are 292nd in college hoops in opponents PPG (76.1).
The Wyoming Cowboys faced off with the Aztecs and took a loss by a score of 87-57 in their last contest. Wyoming ended the game with a 30.0% FG percentage (18 of 60) and knocked down 10 of their 40 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys knocked down 11 of 13 tries for a rate of 84.6%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 27 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to defense, Wyoming let their opponent shoot 30.0% from the floor on 18 out of 60 shooting. San Diego State distributed 22 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Aztecs grabbed 39 rebounds (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 2 blocks. San Diego State finished the game at 50.0% at the charity stripe by burying 4 of their 8 tries. They knocked down 11 of their 21 tries from three-point range.
Kwane Marble is someone who was a contributor in the game. He scored 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played for 25 minutes played and grabbed 9 boards. Marble walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Cowboys was Xavier DuSell. He pulled down 2 boards and totaled 3 dimes. He finished 33.3% from the field for the game by hitting 3-of-9 (9 points). When all was said and done, DuSell played for 34 min.
San Diego State has a record of 12-4 for the campaign. The Aztecs are committing 17.9 fouls per game and they go 69.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.9 times per contest (86th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. San Diego State has scored 1,173 pts for the campaign (73.3 per game) and they grab 35.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Aztecs are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which is 110th in the nation. The Aztecs on the defensive side of the court are 10th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 60.4. The San Diego State defense allows 33.2% on 3-point attempts (126 of 379) and opponents are converting on 72.1% of their free throw shots. They allow 13.5 assists and 31.5 rebounds every game, which is 213th and 44th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the field (39th in college basketball).
In their win over Wyoming, the Aztecs earned 32 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in this matchup. They also stuffed 2 attempts while recording 9 steals for this game. The Cowboys committed 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 8 attempts. They were able to convert 4 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, San Diego State made 11 out of their 21 attempts (52.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Aztecs went 36 for 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 55.4%. The Aztecs allowed the Cowboys to bury 18 out of 60 attempts from the field which had them at 30.0% in this game. They finished 25.0% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 40 and finished the contest at 11 of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). When talking about cleaning the glass, San Diego State allowed Wyoming to get 27 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Jordan Schakel ended up being a major contributor for the Aztecs for this contest. He buried 6 out of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which gave him 16 points. Schakel grabbed 6 rebounds in his 26 minutes and had 4 assists for the game. One more player who came through for San Diego State was Terrell Gomez. He scored 14 points in 22 minutes played by going 5 out of 7 from the floor in the game. Gomez ended the game having shot 71.4% from the field while also collecting 2 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Diego State (-18) and under 143.5 points
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