Wyoming vs. Denver - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (3-2) at Wyoming Cowboys (6-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Denver Pioneers and Wyoming Cowboys play Tuesday night at the Arena-Auditorium.
The Denver Pioneers have split their last four games and are still looking for their first road win. On the season, Denver is averaging 66.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Cam Griffin leads Denver with 13 points and 6.6 rebounds while Brett Olson is averaging 11.6 points and 4.6 assists. Nate Engesser is the third Denver player to average double-digit points and Marcus Byrd is shooting 53.3 percent from downtown. The Denver Pioneers are a slow paced quality shooting team that knocks down 37.6 percent from three and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. Denver’s main weakness is the fact it averages just 27.2 rebounds per game. Daniel Amigo is questionable for this matchup with an ankle injury.
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The Wyoming Cowboys remain undefeated and are proving that they’re a team to keep an eye on in the MWC. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 68.6 points on 54.5 percent shooting and is allowing 52.8 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Larry Nance Jr. leads Wyoming with 14.7 points and 6.2 rebounds while Josh Adams is averaging 10.2 points and four assists. Charles Hankerson Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds per game and Derek Cooke Jr. is shooting 84.6 percent from the field. The Wyoming Cowboys are a top five shooting team in the country, knocking down 37.1 percent from three and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. Like Denver, Wyoming is averaging just 31.2 rebounds per game, an area that must improve if the Cowboys are going to compete for a conference title.
The Pioneers are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Cowboys are 7-16-2 ATS in their last 25 games following a S.U. win and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pioneers are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Wyoming and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Since neither team can rebound the ball, I have to take the most talented team that plays above-average ball at both ends of the court. Give me Wyoming at home in a double-digit victory.