Wyoming Cowboys vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 2/24/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Moby Arena is the site where the Colorado State Rams (12-16) will attempt to defeat the Wyoming Cowboys (8-19) on Friday.
The Wyoming Cowboys played Utah State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-55 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Cowboys finished with 19 and Utah State finished the game with 15 fouls. They also made 7 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc. Utah State walked away from this one shooting 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 22 shots. On top of that, Utah State pulled down 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Utah State totaled 11 assists and had 7 steals in the game. When it comes to the defense, Wyoming allowed the other team to go 41.2% from the field on 21 out of 51 shooting. They also recorded 6 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys buried 15 of their 20 shots for a rate of 75.0%. Wyoming finished the contest having earned a 31.5% FG percentage (17 of 54) and converted 6 of their 23 shots from distance.
Xavier DuSell is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He scored 21 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and pulled down 3 boards. He finished 46.7% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Wyoming heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-19 so far this season. They turn it over 11.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Wyoming is pulling down 32.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 298 dimes so far this year, which is 343rd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Cowboys are hitting 34.5% on 3-point shots (230 of 666) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 69.1 points per outing (244th in Division 1) while going 44.3% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cowboys are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They give up 36.2% from beyond the arc and they rank 224th in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.3). The Cowboys defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.7% (688 of 1,504) and they concede 32.8 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 107th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 330 surrendered on the year.
When they last played, the Colorado State Rams took a loss by a final score of 77-58 when they faced San Diego State. The Rams were able to snag 17 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 24 for the game. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 5 steals for the contest. San Diego State was called for 8 fouls in this matchup which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to bury 7 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Colorado State converted 3 of their 14 tries (21.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Rams shot 24 out of 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. The Rams allowed San Diego State to convert 26 of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 28.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 21 and ended up going 19 out of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). In regard to rebounding, Colorado State permitted San Diego State to collect 29 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
John Tonje was important for the Rams for the matchup. He converted 7 out of 12 for the game for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and earned 3 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 27 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in the matchup.
Colorado State has a record of 12-16 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Rams are connecting on 49.1% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in the country. Colorado State has scored 2,041 points this year (72.9 per game) and they average 30.3 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 16.9 times per contest (10th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 11.0 times per contest. The Rams are committing 16.1 fouls per game while shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The Colorado State defense allows 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (255 of 687) and their opponents are connecting on 73.1% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.8 dimes and 33.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 192nd and 129th in college hoops. The Rams on defense are ranked 237th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 71.7. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the floor (276th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wyoming
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