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Colorado State vs. Wyoming - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wyoming at Colorado State
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Moby Arena
Fort Collins, CO
The Line
Colorado State -10 -- O/U: 143.5
TV Channel
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The Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado State Rams meet in Mountain West college basketball action from the Moby Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The Wyoming Cowboys will be out to snap a 3-game losing streak after falling to UNLV in their last outing by a final score of 66-56. Justin James led the Cowboys with 25 points on 7 of 14 shooting with a pair of threes, a 9 of 12 mark from the foul line, 6 rebounds and 5 assists as the only Wyoming player to score in double figures in the losing effort. A.J. Banks had 9 points with 4 assists and a pair of steals while Trevon Taylor and Jake Hendricks each had 8 points with a pair of threes. James leads Wyoming with an average of 20.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Wyoming is averaging 64.9 points per game on 41.5% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 72.4% from the foul line this season.

The Colorado State Rams will look to build on a 91-70 road win over San Jose State in their last outing. Kris Martin led the Rams with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting with 5 threes along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Nico Carvacho came right behind with 18 points on 9 of 13 shooting with a whopping 19 rebounds and 6 assists and Adam Thistlewood added 16 points with 5 threes. Kendle Moore chipped in 13 points and J.D. Paige added 11 points with a team-high 7 assists and a pair of blocks to finish off the group of double-digit scorers for Colorado State in the winning effort. Carvacho leads Colorado State by averaging a double-double per game with 16 points and 13.2 rebounds per game this season while Kendle Moore leads the Rams in assists with 2.8 helpers per game this season. As a team, Colorado State is averaging 75.2 points per game on 47.6% shooting from the field, 35.7% from behind the arc and 69.1% from the foul line this season.

Wyoming is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall while the under is 10-3 in their last 13 games following a loss. Colorado State is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 conference games. Wyoming is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings at Colorado State.

I know Wyoming has had previous success in this matchup, but anyone who has been following me knows my stance on Wyoming. Whenever I see the Cowboys on the board, I instantly go the other way and it’s paid off more often than it hasn’t. The Cowboys continue to rely too much on Justin James and it results in low scoring losses as James is only one man and he can only do so much on his own, especially when there isn’t any secondary contributions. Colorado State isn’t a world beater by any means but they have a certain depth that Wyoming doesn’t have and I expect Carvacho to have another dominant night on the boards so I’ll lay the points with Colorado State in this one.

Colorado State -10

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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