San Diego State Aztecs vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 2/28/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
The San Diego State Aztecs (18-7) are en route to Arena Auditorium on Monday where they will compete against the Wyoming Cowboys (23-5).
The San Diego State Aztecs faced off with San Jose State and earned the victory with a final of 77-52 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Aztecs ended up with 14 while San Jose State recorded 16 personal fouls. They also made 2 of their 19 shots from long range. San Jose State finished shooting 85.7% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of their 14 tries. In addition, San Jose State snagged 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't have a block. San Jose State doled out 9 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. When discussing defense, San Diego State let their opponent shoot 39.6% from the floor on 19 of 48 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists for the contest while creating 18 turnovers and earning 13 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 10 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Aztecs knocked down 12 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. San Diego State finished the contest having earned a 50.8% field goal percentage (30 of 59) and made 5 of their 15 3-point shots.
Nathan Mensah is someone who played a role in this game. He was able to score 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 27 minutes played and snagged 11 boards. He shot 60.0% from the field but had no assists when the game ended.
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San Diego State steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 18-7 for the campaign. They are averaging 65.6 points per game (309th in college basketball) while shooting 43.6% from the field. The Aztecs are shooting 35.2% on three-point attempts (148 of 421) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, San Diego State is pulling down 34.8 boards per game and has totaled 301 dimes for the season, which is 316th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per game and as a group they commit 17.0 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Aztecs are able to force 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They are surrendering 29.5% on three-point shots and they are ranked 2nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (56.9). The Aztecs defense is giving up a FG percentage of 38.0% (505 of 1,329) and they relinquish 32.7 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 8th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 254 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the Wyoming Cowboys took home the win by a final score of 74-61 against Nevada. When discussing rebounding, Wyoming allowed Nevada to snag 33 in all (9 on the offensive side). They shot 27.3% from distance by shooting 6 out of 22 and finished the game at 11 of 14 from the free throw line (78.6%). The Cowboys permitted Nevada to make 22 of 60 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 36.7% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Cowboys shot 27 out of 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Wyoming knocked down 9 of 28 tries (32.1%). They were able to bury 11 of those for a rate of 73.3%. Nevada was called for 16 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Cowboys recorded 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup.
Drake Jeffries ended up having an impact for the Cowboys for this game. He earned 22 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest. He made 7 of 16 in the matchup for a rate of 43.8%, and totaled 7 rebounds.
Wyoming has a win-loss record of 23-5 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which is 38th in college hoops. Wyoming has accounted for 2,097 pts on the year (74.9 per contest) and they collect 35.8 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 11.4 times per game (303rd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 10.9 times per contest. The Cowboys are responsible for committing 15.1 fouls every game and they shoot 73.0% from the free throw line.
The Wyoming defense allows 29.7% on 3-point attempts (192 of 646) and their opponents are connecting on 72.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 10.1 assists and 32.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 21st and 70th in those categories on the defensive end. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 73rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 65.6. They have forced 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (80th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego State
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