Utah State Aggies vs. Wyoming Cowboys - 3/5/14
Wyoming Cowboys (17-12) at Utah State Aggies (16-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports
The Utah State Aggies will finish their regular season when they host the Wyoming Cowboys on Wednesday night. These teams met back on February 1, and the Cowboys won 74-57.
Since then, the Cowboys have lost three straight and five of their last eight games. Some of that has to do with losing forward Larry Nance Jr. to a torn ACL. Really not the same team we’re used to seeing, the Cowboys are averaging 60.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 62.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting in their last five games. They’re now 8-12 SU when scoring less than 70 points. On the road, they average 57.8 points and give up 60.8 points. They are 14-10-2 ATS overall and 6-4-2 ATS on the road.
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The Aggies recently snapped a four-game losing streak with a road win over the San Jose Spartans. In their last five games, they’re averaging 63.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting and are allowing 67.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Of course, it’s the lack of offense that has been holding them back, as they shoot 45.7 percent from the field on the season. At home, the Aggies average 74.2 points and allow 67.8 points. They are 15-11-1 ATS overall and 8-5-1 ATS at home.
Before the injury to Nance, this looked like it was going to be a solid Mountain West matchup. Now, it looks like Utah State may run away with this game. Wyoming is finding it difficult to score without Nance on the floor, and that’s bad news when playing Utah State on the road.
The Aggies are 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 home games against teams with a losing road record. They’re also 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a SU victory. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
This isn’t the same Wyoming team from a couple of weeks ago. I’ll take Utah State and the chalk.