Utah State Aggies vs. Wyoming Cowboys Free Prediction 01/12/19

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The Utah State Aggies (11-5, 1-2 MWC) will be at Arena-Auditorium to take on the Wyoming Cowboys (4-12, 0-3 MWC) in a MWC matchup. Action begins at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Utah State Aggies vs. Wyoming Cowboys Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Cowboys got blown out by the San Diego State Aztecs, 84-54, while the Aggies lost a tough one against the Fresno State Bulldogs, 78-77.

Utah State did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (21-30; 70.0 percent) while Wyoming had a free throw rate of 0.348 (above their season average of 0.329). Justin James put together a good game for Wyoming with 18 points and six rebounds. Utah State, meanwhile, rallied around Neemias Queta, who put up 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocks.

The Cowboys dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last matchup, Wyoming won 83-65. The Cowboys’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Aggies. Wyoming had a rate of 18.2, while Utah State posted a mark of 9.7. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Wyoming might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they square off against one of the country’s best defenses. Utah State currently ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency while the Cowboys rank 317th in offensive efficiency.

Utah State Aggies vs. Wyoming Cowboys Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Wyoming, ATS Winner – Utah State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Utah State ranks 12th in rebounds per game (41.9) while Wyoming ranks 225th (32.8).
  • The Aggies average 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 80th in the country. The Cowboys rank 83rd in steals allowed per game (6.2).
  • The Aggies rank 28th in assists per game (16.7) while the Cowboys rank 231st (9.3).
  • Utah State ranks 33rd in blocks per game (4.7) while Wyoming ranks 135th (2.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (11.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (0.1 below their season average).
  • The Cowboys’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 13.0, up from 8.2 for the season.