Wyoming vs. San Jose State - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (3-21) at Wyoming Cowboys (16-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MWC Network
The San Jose State Spartans and Wyoming Cowboys meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Arena-Auditorium.
The San Jose State Spartans are still looking for their first victory since December 21. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 66.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Ryan Welage is averaging 18.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Keith Fisher III is averaging 9.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jaycee Hillsman is dishing 2.1 assists and Oumar Barry is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The San Jose State Spartans have lost six straight road games.
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The Wyoming Cowboys need a spark of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 78.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Hayden Dalton is averaging 18 points and eight rebounds while Justin James is averaging 18.6 points and three assists. Alan Herndon is the third double-digit scorer and Louis Adams is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Wyoming Cowboys are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Wyoming Cowboys are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Wyoming Cowboys have won four of their last six home games.
The Spartans are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. Mountain West, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mountain West and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spartans are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the underdog is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The San Jose State Spartans aren't only awful SU, but they're not covering numbers at all and are being outscored by 13.4 points on the road this season. The Wyoming Cowboys also have trouble covering numbers, but they're far better than San Jose State and have won eight of the last nine meetings against the Spartans. I just can't back San Jose State at all. I'll eat the chalk if forced to play this game.