Wyoming vs. Utah State - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (11-10) at Wyoming Cowboys (11-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports
The Utah State Aggies and Wyoming Cowboys square off Saturday at the Arena-Auditorium.
The Utah State Aggies are in need of a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Utah State Aggies are averaging 72.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jalen Moore is averaging 14.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Chris Smith is averaging 14.5 points and 2.1 assists. Shane Rector is dishing 3.3 assists and Lew Evans is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Aggies are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Utah State Aggies have split their last 14 road games.
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The Wyoming Cowboys also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 70.6 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Josh Adams is averaging 24.2 points and 3.9 assists while Jason McManamen is averaging 13 points and 3.3 rebounds. Alan Herndon is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Trey Washington III is dishing 1.3 assists. The Wyoming Cowboys are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cowboys are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Wyoming Cowboys have won 13 of their last 18 home games.
The Aggies are 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is a must win for both teams, as they need some confidence heading down the home stretch. I give the edge to Wyoming based on its home crowd and better defense.