Colorado State vs Wyoming Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Rams Sneak Past Cowboys in Fort Collins)

Larry Rupp
Colorado State vs Wyoming prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Colorado State vs Wyoming prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/David Zalubowski

Colorado State vs Wyoming Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Colorado State (12-16, 4-11 MWC) vs. Wyoming (8-19, 3-12 MWC)
  • Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Moby Arena -- Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Coverage: Fox Sports 1

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Friday with an exciting matchup between the Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State Rams. Wyoming enters as a loser in five of its last six games following a 65-55 loss to Utah State on Tuesday. Xavier DuSell racked up a team-high 21 points.

Meanwhile, Colorado State couldn't keep up in a 77-58 loss to San Diego State on Tuesday in what was its seventh loss in its last nine games. John Tonje scored 18 points, but the Rams tallied 16 turnovers and 18 personal fouls. Which Mountain West squad will get back in the win column tonight?

Colorado State vs Wyoming Odds & Spread

Colorado State enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 139.5 points, which is about average compared to Friday's projected totals.

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Colorado State vs Wyoming Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Colorado State is 10-17-0 this year.
  • The Rams are 3-5 as 7.5-point favorites or more.
  • Colorado State has played 27 games this season, and 17 of them have hit the over.
  • Wyoming is 9-17-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Cowboys are 3-2 as 7.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • There have been 13 Wyoming games (out of 26) that went over the total this year.
Colorado State Rank Colorado State AVG Wyoming AVG Wyoming Rank
153rd 72.9 Points Scored 69.1 244th
236th 71.7 Points Allowed 71.3 223rd
344th 28.0 Rebounds 29.3 303rd
364th 4.7 Off. Rebounds 6.6 319th
145th 7.7 3pt Made 8.5 63rd
10th 16.9 Assists 11.0 327th
46th 10.6 Turnovers 11.6 143rd

Colorado State vs Wyoming Prediction & Pick

The Cowboys and Rams find themselves at the bottom of the Mountain West standings with little hope of making a run in the conference tournament. These players are playing for pride at this point and Colorado State has to have revenge on its mind after losing to Wyoming 58-57 back on Jan. 21.

Colorado State has been much better on offense at home this season, averaging 77.5 points per game on a 49.7% shooting percentage. Wyoming only averages 63.8 points on a 45.1% shooting percentage on the road. It's the main reason its average scoring margin in away games is -8.1.

The Rams have won six of their last nine games against the Cowboys, so trust the home team.

Final Score Prediction: Colorado State: 72 | Wyoming: 67

Colorado State vs Wyoming Best Bet

I like Colorado State's chances of pulling out a victory in front of its home crowd, but covering a 7.5-point spread is too much to expect. After all, the Rams are 1-7 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight games against the Cowboys and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. That is far from good.

Colorado State is also a dismal 1-14-1 ATS in its last 16 games played on a Friday. While Wyoming hasn't been much better, it has lost to Colorado State by more than 7 points only once in the last seven head-to-head matchups. The Cowboys will keep this one a bit closer than the odds suggest.

Bet: Wyoming Cowboys +7.5 (-110)

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