Wyoming vs. Utah State - 3/12/15 MWC Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (18-12) at Wyoming Cowboys (22-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Utah State Aggies and Wyoming Cowboys play Thursday in the MWC quarterfinal.
The Utah State Aggies look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, Utah State is averaging 66.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and is allowing 63.5 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Jalen Moore is averaging 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while David Collette is averaging 12.9 points and five rebounds. Chris Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Perkins is dishing 3.2 assists. The Utah State Aggies have four players averaging at least 9.5 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Utah State is allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The Wyoming Cowboys need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 61.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 55.8 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Larry Nance Jr. is averaging 16.1 points and 2.4 assists while Josh Adams is averaging 12.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. Riley Grabau is dishing 2.2 assists and Derek Cooke Jr. is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Wyoming Cowboys have four players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 32 percent from deep. Defensively, Wyoming is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last six games.
In what should be a close game that comes down to the wire, the Wyoming Cowboys have the advantage with a lock down defense. I look for the Cowboys to get the victory here and cover the tiny chalk.