Wyoming Cowboys (9-23) at Utah State Aggies (24-8)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -15.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Wyoming Cowboys and the Utah State Aggies meet in college basketball action from Thomas & Mack Center on Friday.
Coming into this Mountain West Tournament matchup, Wyoming sits at 9-23 overall. After consecutive losses going into the tourney, Wyoming bagged a win over Colorado State Wednesday and another over Nevada on Thursday.
In the Thursday tournament win over Nevada, Wyoming fell behind 43-33 at halftime. Things looked pretty bleak until a late-half surge by the Cowboys and they were able to snatch the lead. Wyoming held off the Wolf Pack and emerged victorious 74-71 in an epic game.
Over on the Utah State side, they’re 24-8 overall. After breaking a six-game win streak with a loss to New Mexico just before tournament time, Utah State got revenge over the Lobos on Thursday 75-70 to move on.
In the Thursday win over New Mexico, Utah State’s top scorer was Sam Merrill with 29 points, three rebounds and one assist. Diogo Brito added 15 points, seven rebounds and one assist there, and Justin Bean doubled up on 10 points, 15 rebounds and two assists.
Utah State is 16-6 ATS in their last 22 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss. Utah State is 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral-site games and the under is 7-3-2 in their last 12 overall.
Meanwhile, Wyoming is 6-0 ATS in their last six after an ATS win and 7-0 ATS in their last seven overall. The under is 4-0 in Wyoming’s last four Friday games and the over is 7-1 in their last eight overall.
Utah State was flummoxed by a pretty good New Mexico team last weekend, but the Aggies were able to hold them off on Thursday when it really mattered. It was a good return to scoring form for Utah State, who has now put up 70 or more points in six of their last seven outings, going 6-1 in that time.
As for Wyoming, they’ve been seriously feisty over their last two games, totaling 154 points combined. It’s a great look at the team’s potential. I don’t think Utah State will lose here, but I like the momentum pick in Wyoming. Stranger things have happened.