Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
The Utah State Aggies (16-13) welcome the Colorado State Rams (22-4) at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday.
The Colorado State Rams played Wyoming and walked away with a win by a score of 61-55 in their last contest. Colorado State walked away from the game having earned a 38.9% field goal percentage (21 of 54) and made 9 of their 27 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Rams knocked down 10 of their 11 shots for a rate of 90.9%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 33 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 dimes in this contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of defense, Colorado State allowed the other team to shoot 33.9% from the field on 19 out of 56 shooting. Wyoming dished out 11 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Moreover, Wyoming pulled down 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Wyoming ended up shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by making 6 of their 6 attempts. They also made 11 out of their 31 tries from 3-point land. When it comes to personal fouls, the Rams ended up finishing with 10 and Wyoming racked up 17 personal fouls.
David Roddy is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He finished the contest at 61.5% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He played for 33 minutes played and also grabbed 11 rebounds. He accounted for 26 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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Colorado State enters this one with a record of 22-4 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 9.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 14.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Colorado State is pulling down 32.2 boards per game and has accounted for 378 assists this season, which is 131st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Rams are shooting 36.3% on three-point attempts (206 of 567) and 79.1% from the charity stripe. They average 75.5 points per outing (71st in college basketball) while shooting 48.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Rams are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 65th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 297 conceded this season. The Rams defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.3% (625 of 1,476) and they concede 32.2 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 33.7% on three-point shots and they are ranked 110th in the nation in PPG allowed (66.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah State Aggies got the victory with a final of 81-56 when they faced New Mexico. The Aggies pulled down 35 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. New Mexico earned 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 10 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.0%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Utah State converted 8 of 22 attempts (36.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Aggies shot 32 for 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.5%. The Aggies permitted New Mexico to convert 24 out of their 66 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.4% in this game. They finished 29.4% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 5 of 17 and ended up shooting 3 of 10 at the free throw line (30.0%). Concerning rebounding, Utah State allowed New Mexico to snag 33 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Justin Bean ended up having an impact for the Aggies in this matchup. He tallied 21 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and added 5 dimes in the matchup. He converted 9 of 13 for this game for a field goal rate of 69.2%, and added 10 rebounds.
Utah State has a win-loss record of 16-13 for the year. The Aggies are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls every game and they go 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.0 times per game (5th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per contest. Utah State has scored 2,161 pts for the year (74.5 per contest) and they grab 35.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Aggies are shooting 48.1% from the field, which ranks them 19th in college basketball.
The Utah State defense concedes 34.5% on shots from distance (222 of 643) and their opposition knocks down 72.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 13.3 dimes and 31.2 boards per game, which ranks 237th and 33rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Aggies on the defensive end are ranked 140th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 67.7. They are forcing 12.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the floor (156th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado State
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