Wyoming vs. Colorado - 11/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (2-0) at Wyoming Cowboys (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and Wyoming Cowboys play Saturday afternoon at the Arena-Auditorium.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-0 with wins over Drexel and Auburn. On the season, Colorado is averaging 77.5 points on 50.5 percent shooting and is allowing 53.5 points on 29 percent shooting. Josh Scott leads Colorado with 19 points and 10 rebounds on 70.6 percent shooting and Xavier Johnson is averaging 12.5 points and shooting 60 percent from downtown. Wesley Gordon is the third player averaging double-digit points and Xavier Talton leads the Buffaloes with three assists. The Colorado Buffaloes were expected to be a dark horse in the Pac-12 but could be more than that if they continue to play at this level all season. I don’t care who you’re playing, holding teams under 30 percent shooting is insane. Dominique Collier is expected to play despite an ankle injury.
USA TODAY Sports
The Wyoming Cowboys are off to a 2-0 start with wins over Northern Colorado and Western State. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 78 points on 61.9 percent shooting and is allowing 70 points on 49 percent shooting. Larry Nance Jr. leads Wyoming with 17 points and eight rebounds on 60.9 percent shooting while Derek Cooke Jr. is averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 blocks. Charles Hankerson Jr. is the third Wyoming player to average double-digit points and Josh Adams is 4-8 from downtown. The Wyoming Cowboys have enough firepower to make a run in the MWC, especially now that they’re healthy. Wyoming plays solid defense and is shooting a cool 80.6 percent from the free throw line. Wyoming is a team that can make you a lot of money this season.
The Buffaloes are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mountain West. The Cowboys are 6-15-2 ATS in their last 23 games following a S.U. win and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Buffaloes are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Wyoming is being slept on for whatever reason. Wyoming has what it takes to compete for a MWC title and plays well at both ends of the floor. While the Buffaloes are playing well, the value is with the Cowboys.