Wyoming Cowboys vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, UT
The Utah State Aggies (10-6) will try to beat the Wyoming Cowboys (11-2) at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday.
The Wyoming Cowboys took the court against South Florida and took home the win by a score of 77-57 in their last contest. Wyoming ended the game having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (24 out of 49) and buried 10 of 24 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Cowboys knocked down 19 of 26 tries for a percentage of 73.1%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 26 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 13 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and having 3 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Wyoming allowed the other team to shoot 39.3% from the floor on 22 out of 56 shooting. South Florida totaled 5 assists and had 2 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, South Florida grabbed 27 rebounds (7 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. South Florida walked away from this one shooting 91.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 12 shots. They made 2 of their 12 tries from 3-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Cowboys ended up finishing with 12 and South Florida finished the game with 24 personal fouls.
Hunter Maldonado is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He totaled 22 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He played 34 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field and also totaled 10 dimes.
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Wyoming will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 11-2 on the year. They are turning it over 9.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 14.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Wyoming is pulling down 36.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 160 assists so far this season, which ranks 299th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are connecting on 35.6% on shots from downtown (122 of 343) and 68.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 77.5 pts per contest (62nd in college basketball) while connecting on 47.6% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cowboys are forcing 11.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They give up 28.1% on shots from distance and they rank 55th in the country in points per game from their opponents (63.1). The Cowboys defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.2% (308 of 785) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 12th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 124 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Utah State Aggies took a loss by a score of 77-72 against Colorado State. In regard to attacking the glass, Utah State permitted Colorado State to snag 31 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They shot 37.0% from downtown by connecting on 10 out of 27 and ended up shooting 17 out of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). The Aggies allowed Colorado State to make 25 out of 54 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.3% for the game. Overall, the Aggies finished shooting 25 for 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.5%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Utah State converted 4 of their 18 attempts (22.2%). They were able to make 18 of them for a rate of 81.8%. Colorado State committed 20 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Aggies to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They also gave up possession 9 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Aggies recorded 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for this game.
Sean Bairstow ended up being a factor for the Aggies for this contest. He buried 8 out of 15 in the game for a field goal rate of 53.3%, and had 5 rebounds. He totaled 20 points in his 38 minutes of playing time, but went home with no dimes.
Utah State has a record of 10-6 on the campaign. The Aggies are responsible for committing 16.1 fouls per game and they go 74.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18.5 times per contest (8th in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. Utah State has totaled 1,243 pts so far this season (77.7 per game) and they collect 35.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Aggies are shooting 48.5% from the field, which ranks 25th in the nation.
The Aggies on the defensive side of the court are 216th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 69.9. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (128th in the nation). The Utah State defense surrenders 34.5% on shots from distance (141 of 409) and their opposition makes 76.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 14.8 assists and 32.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 312th and 88th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah State
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