Check out our free Colorado State vs Wyoming pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Laramie. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Colorado State vs Wyoming Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Rams vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Colorado State Rams at Wyoming Cowboys
- Where: Laramie at Arena-Auditorium
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Colorado State -1, COLST -119 | WYOM -104 O/U 144.5
Through 20 games, the Colorado State Rams have an overall record of 10-10. So far, the Rams have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 3-5. This season, Colorado State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4. For today’s contest, Colorado State has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Colorado State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer John Tonje who is averaging 13.3 points per game for the Rams. Tonje is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Patrick Cartier who has hit 65.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.1 points per game.
On offense, Colorado State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 598th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Rams’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 38.91% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Wyoming Cowboys are in the middle of a 8 game losing streak and have an overall record of 5-13. So far this season, Wyoming has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-8. For the season, Wyoming has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 0-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cowboys being +1 point underdogs.
Wyoming’s leading scorer this season is Noah Reynolds, who is averaging 15.0 points per contest. So far, Reynolds has accounted for 17.69% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.07 rebounds per game and 2.07 assists. Hunter Maldonado is the second leading scorer for the Cowboys, averaging 13.38 points per game. Between him and Maldonado, they are accounting for 34.5% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Wyoming is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.12% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Colorado State Rams -1
If you are eying this matchup between Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State Rams as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Colorado State to cover the spread as -1 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Colorado State shooting well enough to keep the Cowboys at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Rams’ to win the game and cover the spread.