Wyoming Cowboys vs. Colorado State Rams - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (19-3) at Wyoming Cowboys (18-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado State Rams will travel to the Arena-Auditorium to take on the Wyoming Cowboys this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Colorado State Rams improved to 19-3 (6-3 MW) on the season after beating the Fresno State Bulldogs, 80-57, this past Saturday. Colorado State shot 48.4% from the field and outrebounded Fresno State by a 49-29 margin. Leading the way for the Rams was J.J. Avila who had 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Colorado State is ranked 30th in the RPI Standings and has played the 123rd ranked SOS. On the season, the Rams have been led by J.J. Avila (15.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.0 spg) and Stanton Kidd (11.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg). Offensively, Colorado State is averaging 74.0 ppg (ranked 44th) on 45.9% shooting (ranked 66th). The Rams average 7.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 53rd) on 37.6% shooting (ranked 51st). Defensively, Colorado State is holding their opponents to an average of 63.4 ppg (ranked 99th) on 41.8% shooting (ranked 138th). The Rams average 37.32 total rpg (ranked 56th) and have a rebound margin of 6.8 (ranked 20th).
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The Wyoming Cowboys improved to 18-4 (7-2 MW) on the season after defeating the Nevada Wolf Pack, 63-55, this past Saturday. Wyoming held Nevada to 18.2% (2-11) shooting from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Wolf Pack by a 34-24 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Derek Cooke Jr. who had a double-double with a 14 points and 10 rebounds. Wyoming is ranked 81st in the RPI Standings and has played the 245th ranked SOS. On the season, the Cowboys have been led by Larry Nance Jr. (16.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.4 spg) and Josh Adams (11.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg). Offensively, Wyoming is averaging 62.8 ppg (ranked 282nd) on 48.0% shooting (ranked 23rd). The Cowboys average 14.9 apg (ranked 46th) and have a 1.28 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 43rd). Defensively, Wyoming is holding their opponents to an average of 53.9 ppg (ranked 4th) on 40.1% shooting (ranked 75th). The Cowboys commit just 13.2 personal fouls per game (ranked 2nd) and have a rebound margin of 2.3 (ranked 121st).
The Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. the Mountain West however, just 17-36-2 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win and just 1-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Colorado State has had a great year so far as they have been getting it done on both ends of the court. Wyoming has also had a great start to their year and have one of the better home court advantages in the country. Although Colorado State will be looking for revenue after Wyoming beat them in Fort Collins 60-54 earlier this season, I see the Rams offensive stalling out in Wyoming and that the Cowboys get a big Mountain West win at home. Take Wyoming to cover this small spread.