San Diego State vs.  Wyoming: Prediction, pick, spread, odds, live stream, watch online, TV channel

San Diego State vs. Wyoming: Prediction, pick, spread, odds, live stream, watch online, TV channel

San Diego State and Wyoming are set for a Mountain West matchup Saturday on CBS, when the league’s preseason favorites kick off the first of two scheduled meetings. Picked to finish first in the MWC, the Aztecs have been solid as expected during an 11-3, 2-0 MWC start. But things haven’t gone as planned for the Cowboys (5-9, 0-2) following the program’s 25-9 breakout 2021-22 campaign in Jeff Linder’s second season as coach.

Still, a home game against SDSU represents a chance for Wyoming to get back on track with an emphatic win as the Cowboys await the return of big star Graham Ike. The All-Mountain West performer suffered a lower leg injury before the season, which was originally projected to sideline him for 6-8 weeks. He is yet to return after averaging 19.5 points and 9.6 rebounds last season.

Without him, Wyoming ranks 215th nationally in defensive efficiency, according to Kenpom.com, after finishing last season 71st in the same metric. Wyoming remains a formidable 3-point shooting team averaging 8.9 long-range marks per game. Guards Noah Reynolds and Brendan Wenzel have been the main shooters who have been the best shooters so far.

San Diego State’s hallmark is a stingy defense that has forced 16.1 turnovers per game while holding opponents to just 30.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Seattle transfer Darrion Trammell leads the way with 13.2 points per game while dishing out 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals. Trammell and veteran wing Matt Bradley are each shooting 37.1% from 3-point range on more than four attempts per game.

With wins over BYU, Stanford and Ohio State already on their resume — in addition to a nice road win over UNLV last Saturday — the Aztecs are just outside the AP Top 25 and on track for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament . But a loss to a struggling Wyoming would be a hit to their resume.

How to watch San Diego State vs. Wyoming live

Date: Saturday 5 January | Time: 4 p.m. ET
placement: Arena Auditorium — Laramie, Wyoming
TV: CBS | Live streaming: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (Free)

San Diego State vs Wyoming Prediction, Picks

Wyoming is off to a frustrating start after being picked to finish second in the Mountain West behind San Diego State. The Cowboys are missing big star Graham Ike, who has yet to play this season due to injury, and will have their hands full with the Aztecs’ sharpshooting tandem of Darrion Trammell and Matt Bradley. San Diego State is a solid defensive squad that can force opponents to go long stretches without scoring. The Aztecs should be able to use that defense to pull away late. Selection: San Diego State -8

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