Publish Date: February 23, 2022
Fact checked by: Alyx Tzamantanis
Wyoming at Colorado State tips off Wednesday, February 22nd at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado. These teams are ranked #38 and #31 respectively in NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool). The Mountain West has a tight race for first between Wyoming, Colorado State, Boise State, San Diego State, & possibly UNLV, Fresno State, or Utah State too. Wyoming was on a six game winning streak until they were upset New Mexico. However, Wyoming bounced back with a win against Air Force. Colorado State was on a five game winning streak before being upset by UNLV. The Rams are looking to bounce back at home against the Cowboys. Get the Best Basketball Betting Tips before the big tournament in less than a month.
The Mountain West has for a long time been seen as a middle division conference, behind the power houses of Big East, Big 12, & ACC. However, San Diego State was the top team in basketball in 2019-2020 before COVID cancelled March Madness. Now the Mountain West are trying to get four teams in the tournament, but they even have a chance to get five teams in.
Currently, Boise State leads the pack at #30 in NET (and will rise after an impressive win by 1 San Diego State on Tuesday). Colorado State (#31), San Diego State (#33), & Wyoming (#38) are all currently on the correct side of the bubble. However, these teams still have to play each other and the battle royale could easily knock out a team or two.
Utah State (#64) & Fresno State (#73) find themselves on the wrong side of the bubble, and unlikely to make it into March Madness, unless they win the Mountain West Tournament. UNLV (#91) is pulling a Rutgers-styled comeback jumping 25 spots in two weeks with impressive wins against Colorado State twice, Fresno State, & Air Force by 42 points.
Colorado State is coming off a big loss to the surging-UNLV and are looking to rebound and claim their MWC dominance. The 21-4 Rams are ranked #31 in NET. The Rams are 12-1 at home, only losing to UNLV last game. However, Colorado State is dominant at home, and should win a close matchup against Wyoming. Our best basketball betting sites will be covering the odds on this game so ensure that you check out what the standings are and place your bets today.
The last time these two teams played earlier this year, the Cowboys won in Wyoming 84-78 in overtime. This time the scales are tipped to Colorado State. Furthermore, Colorado State’s lead scorer and rebounder plays better at home. He averages .7 more rebounds, .3 more blocks, and .5 more assists at home. The Rams as a team, average more rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals per game.
Wyoming is a good road team and holds an 8-3 record away. There only three losses on the road are to New Mexico, Boise State, and Arizona. Graham Ike is the Cowboys lead scorer and rebounder. Although he doesn’t play as well on the road, he still averages an impressive state line of 19.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, and .4 steals per game. Expect the Cowboys to keep it close.
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