Utah State Aggies vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 1/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Moby Arena is the site where the Colorado State Rams (11-1) will take on the Utah State Aggies (10-5) on Wednesday.
The Utah State Aggies faced New Mexico and walked away with a win by a score of 90-87 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Aggies ended up walking away with 16 and New Mexico totaled 19 fouls. They made 17 out of their 34 tries from beyond the arc. New Mexico ended up shooting 70.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of their 17 shots. Moreover, New Mexico pulled down 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. New Mexico doled out 19 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. In regard to defense, Utah State let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the floor on 29 of 65 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists in the game as well as forcing 16 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When talking about getting rebounds, they collected a total of 30 with 4 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Aggies made 20 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Utah State wrapped up the game with a 55.0% field goal percentage (33 out of 60) and buried 4 of 16 three-point shots.
Justin Bean is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He shot 56.3% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. He played for 43 mins played and also grabbed 11 rebounds. He notched 21 points on 9 of 16 shooting.
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Utah State enters this one with a mark of 10-5 this season. They average 78.1 points per contest (59th in Division 1) on 48.7% from the field. The Aggies are shooting 36.7% on 3-pointers (133 of 362) and 73.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Utah State is snagging 36.2 boards per game and is sitting with 286 assists for the year, which is 2nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Aggies have forced 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 fouls. They give up 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 208th in the country in opponents points per game (69.4). The Aggies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.3% (369 of 893) and they surrender 32.5 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 313th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 225 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Colorado State Rams took a loss by a final score of 79-49 when they played San Diego State. Concerning attacking the glass, Colorado State allowed San Diego State to collect 35 overall (11 on the offensive glass). They shot 47.1% from beyond the arc via 8 of 17 and ended up going 15 of 20 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Rams allowed San Diego State to convert 28 of their 58 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Rams finished shooting 12 out of 43 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 27.9%. Concerning three-point shots, Colorado State converted 3 of their 20 attempts (15.0%). They were able to bury 22 of the free throws for a rate of 84.6%. San Diego State earned 24 personal fouls for the contest which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They also turned it over 16 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Rams were able to pull down 12 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 16 in the game.
Isaiah Stevens pitched in for the Rams in the matchup. He buried 5 of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and totaled 3 rebounds. He scored 19 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Colorado State has a mark of 11-1 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Rams are shooting 50.3% from the floor, which is 8th in college hoops. Colorado State has totaled 950 pts on the season (79.2 per contest) and they grab 32.2 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 15.8 times per game (53rd in the nation) and they cough up possession 10.4 times per game. The Rams are committing 14.6 personal fouls per game and they go 81.0% from the free throw line.
The Colorado State defense surrenders 32.9% on 3-point attempts (100 of 304) and opponents are knocking down 70.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 11.3 dimes and 31.4 total boards per game, which has them ranked 98th and 53rd in those defensive categories. The Rams defensively are ranked 149th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 67.3. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (190th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah State
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