The Wyoming Cowboys (5-15, 0-8 MWC) travel to No. 4 San Diego State to take on the Aztecs (19-0, 8-0 MWC) in what should be a low-scoring game. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Wyoming Cowboys vs. San Diego State Aztecs Betting Prediction
The last time the Cowboys played, they were defeated by the Fresno State Bulldogs, 65-50. One of Fresno State’s biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 25 free throw attempts, while Wyoming had just three. Wyoming’s Jake Hendricks had a solid performance, putting up 12 points and five rebounds.
The Aztecs defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack in their last matchup, 68-55. The Aztecs had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 (above their season average of 30.8) and held the Wolf Pack to an effective field goal percentage of 0.368 (below their season average of 0.520). Yanni Wetzell was San Diego State’s top scorer with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. San Diego State ranks 309th in possessions per game (66.7) and Wyoming is 322nd (66.3). Furthermore, the Cowboys rank 342nd in offensive efficiency (90.8), while the Aztecs rank fourth in defensive efficiency (85.1).
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, Malachi Flynn scored a game-high 19 points and the Aztecs beat the Cowboys 72-52. The Aztecs had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.604 vs. 0.382) and had a better free throw rate (0.292 vs. 0.255).
Wyoming Cowboys at San Diego State Aztecs Free Pick
Basketball Tip: ATS Winner – San Diego State, O/U – Under
San Diego State ranks 41st in assists per game (15.3) while Wyoming ranks 237th (10.2).
The Aztecs rank 31st in rebounds allowed per game (31.6) while the Cowboys rank 223rd (37.5).
San Diego State ranks 33rd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Wyoming ranks 125th (6.7).
The Aztecs rank 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while the Cowboys rank 55th (2.8).
San Diego State ranks 170th in three pointers attempted per game (21.5) while Wyoming ranks 208th in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
The Cowboys’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.2, up from 6.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Aztecs have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (2.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 59.0 points per game (2.2 above their season average).