NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Cowboys underdogs vs Aztecs at Wyoming

San Diego State Aztecs Wyoming Cowboys
21-1 February 11, 2014, 11:05 | Arena-Auditorium 14-9



The Wyoming Cowboys will try to cover the spread at Arena-Auditorium on Tuesday when they get a visit from the San Diego State Aztecs in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Cowboys are 14-9 overall and 13-6-1 ATS, while the Aztecs are 21-1 and 12-7 ATS. As for the totals, Wyoming boasts a 10-10 on the OU, and San Diego State is 3-16.

View San Diego State Aztecs vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds and Stats.

The Cowboys were listed as 4-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated San Diego State taking on the No. 171-rated Cowboys in this contest.

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San Diego State was a 73-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Nevada. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Xavier Thames scored 17 points leading the Aztecs to a 73-58 victory over Nevada at Viejas Arena on Saturday.

Wyoming lost its last outing, a 48-46 result against UNLV on February 8. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Cowboys got 12 points from Larry Nance Jr., but it was UNLV that prevailed in a 48-46 final on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wyoming's No. 229-ranked scoring average of 65.83 PPG, against a Aztecs defense rated No. 3 and allowing 56.59 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 48.77% to date this season, more than the Aztecs shooters have managed so far (44.29% per game).

Next up:
San Diego State home to Air Force, Saturday, February 15th
Wyoming at San Jose State, Saturday, February 15th
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