The Wyoming Cowboys (6-19, 1-12 MWC) look to end a five-game home losing streak when they challenge the Colorado State Rams (17-9, 8-5 MWC) at Arena-Auditorium. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Colorado State Rams vs. Wyoming Cowboys Odds Preview
The last time the Rams played, they lost a close one to the Utah State Aggies, 75-72. With 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting, Isaiah Stevens led Colorado State in scoring. Utah State had a turnover percentage of 11.1 (better than their season average of 15.3). Colorado State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.069 vs. 0.065).
The Cowboys are trying to rebound after their 97-68 loss to the New Mexico Lobos in their last game. Hunter Maldonado was Wyoming’s high scorer with 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting. New Mexico had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 28.2). Wyoming, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (16-22; 72.7 percent).
It could be a tough game for Wyoming on the offensive glass. The Cowboys rank 353rd in offensive rebounding percentage (15.2 percent), while Colorado State ranks 47th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.5 percent).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Rams won 72-61. The Rams played a nearly flawless game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 31.3 and a solid free throw rate of 0.294. The Cowboys had marks of 11.1 and 0.164, respectively, for those same stats. David Roddy recorded a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Colorado State Rams at Wyoming Cowboys Free Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Wyoming, ATS Winner – Wyoming, O/U – Over
The Rams average 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 95th in the NCAA. The Cowboys rank 116th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
Wyoming is 32nd in the nation with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while Colorado State is 38th with 2.6 blocks allowed per game.
Colorado State ranks 21st in assists per game (15.8) while Wyoming ranks 244th (10.5).
The Cowboys rank 104th in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while the Rams rank 254th in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).
Colorado State ranks 85th in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while Wyoming ranks 231st (37.2).
The Cowboys’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 13.8, up from 8.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Rams have scored an average of 80.0 points per game (3.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.0 points per game (6.2 above their season average).