Utah State Aggies vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 2/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
The Wyoming Cowboys (19-3) are welcoming the Utah State Aggies (15-9) at Arena Auditorium on Tuesday.
The Utah State Aggies played UNLV and took home the win by a score of 90-75 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Aggies ended up with 19 and UNLV accumulated 21 fouls. They also made 11 of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. UNLV finished the contest at 82.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 17 tries. In addition, UNLV grabbed 22 rebounds (7 offensive, 15 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. UNLV earned 16 assists and had 2 steals in this game. Regarding the defense, Utah State allowed 48.1% from the floor on 25 out of 52 shooting. They also distributed 22 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In terms of rebounding, they earned 28 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Aggies made 16 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. Utah State finished with a 64.0% FG percentage (32 of 50) and knocked down 10 out of their 22 shots from distance.
Justin Bean is a guy who came through for the matchup. He walked away with 32 points on 11 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins played and also pulled down 10 boards. He went 73.3% from the field and also dished out 3 assists.
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Utah State will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 15-9 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Utah State is collecting 35.6 boards per game and has totaled 438 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 3rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Aggies are shooting 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (194 of 554) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 75.8 pts per contest (75th in college hoops) on 48.6% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Aggies are able to force 12.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are 301st in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 324 surrendered for the campaign. The Aggies defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.8% (569 of 1,362) and they concede 31.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 34.0% on shots from distance and they rank 119th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (66.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wyoming Cowboys got the win with a final of 61-59 against Fresno State. The Cowboys pulled down 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the contest. They also turned it over 10 times, but didn't notch a steal. Fresno State committed 15 personal fouls for the game which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 15 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.3%. With regard to shooting from distance, Wyoming converted 6 of 25 attempts (24.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cowboys shot 22 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. The Cowboys allowed Fresno State to knock down 23 of 59 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 39.0% for the matchup. They finished 20.0% from three-point range by connecting on 4 out of 20 and ended up going 9 of 15 from the free throw line (60.0%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Wyoming allowed Fresno State to pull down 28 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Hunter Maldonado was important for the Cowboys for the matchup. He accumulated 21 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 6 dimes for this contest. He buried 8 out of 16 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Wyoming has a win-loss record of 19-3 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Cowboys are shooting 48.0% from the floor, which is 24th in college hoops. Wyoming has 1,675 pts on the year (76.1 per contest) and they snag 35.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 11.5 times per game (293rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.8 times per contest. The Cowboys have committed 15.2 fouls per game and they hit 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The Wyoming defense allows 28.0% from downtown (144 of 515) and their opposition makes 70.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 10.0 assists and 32.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 25th and 71st in those categories on the defensive end. The Cowboys on the defensive side of the court are 84th in college hoops in points given up per game with 65.6. They are forcing their opponents into 10.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (90th 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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