The Cougars lost some talent in the off-season but still have some good scorers coming back that will impact the basketball betting odds. College basketball betting lines experts see that the Cougars lose Keena Young but they have Trent Plaisted back to pick up the slack. He averaged 12.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks last season according to college basketball betting lines stats. Plaisted earned second-team all-conference honors as both a freshman and a sophomore and could be a first team star this year according to basketball betting stats.
The Cougars have some newcomers including Lamont Morgan who may get playing time. Freshman Jimmer Fredette is a scorer that may get minutes according to college basketball betting lines experts. Archie Rose comes from Northeastern Colorado Junior College and Lee College. Michael Loyd and walk-ons Nick Martineau and Matt Pinegar will add depth. Chris Collinsworth may also get playing time. James Anderson and Chris Miles look for playing time according to basketball betting experts. College basketball betting lines experts remember that Miles played for the Cougars during the 2004-2005 campaign before going on a mission. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds as a freshman for the Cougars according to college basketball betting lines numbers.
Lee Cummard will lead the backcourt. He averaged 9.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals last season according to basketball betting numbers. Ben Murdock may also get playing time according to experts that look at college basketball betting lines info. Sam Burgess is expected to start at the shooting guard spot according to college basketball betting lines stats. Upfront the Cougars have Jonathan Tavernari who is the reigning MWC Freshman of the Year. He averaged 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game according to college basketball betting lines stats. Senior Vuk Ivanovic should get playing time off the bench according to college basketball betting lines experts.College basketball betting lines experts see a starting lineup of Ben Murdock and Sam Burgess at the guards along with third guard Lee Cummard. College basketball betting lines experts see Jonathan Tavernari and Trent Plaisted down low.