Montana State vs. Wyoming - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wyoming Cowboys (10-2) at Montana State Bobcats (3-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm (Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wyoming Cowboys and Montana State Bobcats meet Tuesday night at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
The Wyoming Cowboys have won four of their last six games and play their third true road game. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 63.3 points on 50.1 percent shooting and is allowing 51.7 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Larry Nance Jr. is averaging 13.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while Josh Adams is averaging 9.9 points and 3.9 assists. Derek Cooke Jr. is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Charles Hankerson Jr. is shooting 44.7 percent from the field. The Wyoming Cowboys are one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing no more than 66 points in their last six games and forcing 10.9 turnovers per contest. Offensively, Wyoming doesn’t score a ton but is shooting 71.3 percent from the free throw line and 34 percent from beyond the arc.
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The Montana State Bobcats have lost four of their last six games and this may be their biggest contest of the season. On the year, Montana State is averaging 61.3 points on 38 percent shooting and is allowing 75.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Marcus Colbert is averaging 11.7 points and 4.9 assists while Michael Dison is averaging 11.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Stephan Holm is the third double-digit scorer and Danny Robison is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Montana State Bobcats are shooting an impressive 77 percent from the free throw line and 35 percent from deep. However, Montana State is forcing 10.1 turnovers per game and is holding teams to 36.3 percent shooting from deep. Montana State is coming off a game where it allowed Portland to shoot 55 percent from the field.
The Cowboys are 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bobcats are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games.
Wyoming is going to feast on a Montana State team that plays little to no defense. I look for the Cowboys to come out strong here and keep their winning run alive in a blowout victory.