The Colorado State Rams (1-0) will be at home in Moby Arena when they go head-to-head against the Winthrop Eagles (0-1). Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
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In the Eagles last contest, they fell to the Southern Illinois Salukis, 81-66. With 14 points on 4-for-10 shooting, Xavier Cooks was Winthrops high scorer. Southern Illinois had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.7 vs. 20.5). Winthrop, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.333 vs. 0.164).
The Rams hope to maintain momentum after beating the Sacramento State Hornets in their last game, 72-61. Nico Carvacho played a pivotal role for Colorado State with seven points and 15 rebounds. Colorado State dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.8 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.2. For those same stats, Sacramento State was 14.7 and 23.9, respectively.
Winthrop could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Dating back to last season, Colorado State ranks 27th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.2 percent), while Winthrop has forced the 141st-most turnovers (19.5 percent). This game should be a matchup of conflicting paces. The fast-paced Eagles rank 55th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Rams rank 291st.
Winthrop Eagles at Colorado State Rams Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Winthrop, ATS Winner – Winthrop, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 209th in assists per game (12.7) while the Rams rank 287th (10.9).
- Winthrop ranks 33rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.1) while Colorado State ranks 280th in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
- The Rams average 38.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 46th in the NCAA. The Eagles rank 232nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.7).
- Winthrop ranks 24th in blocks per game (5.0) while Colorado State ranks 139th (3.4).