CBI Tournament - Wyoming favored by 4.5 against Lehigh on Tuesday
Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wyoming vs Lehigh battle Tuesday at Arena-Auditorium as the Cowboys look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Mountain Hawks have watched them go 21-9 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Cowboys are at 19-13 and 14-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 11-14, while the Mountain Hawks have a 1-4 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cowboys as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cowboys - Mountain Hawks odds would favor the Mountain Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wyoming is rated No. 171 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Lehigh is at No. 90. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-67 win for the Mountain Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wyoming's No. 310-ranked scoring average of 60.6 PPG, against a Mountain Hawks defense rated No. 140 and allowing 65.2 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 42.5% to date this season, less than the Mountain Hawks shooters have managed so far (46.2% per game).
Defensively, Lehigh features the nation's No. 185-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. Wyoming, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Lehigh, they were an 82-69 loser as they battled Lafayette on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Lehigh got 22 points from Mackey McKnight but lost anyway, 82-69, to Lafayette on Saturday at Kirby Center.
Wyoming was a 59-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Wyoming suffered a 59-46 loss against New Mexico on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Derrious Gilmore in a losing effort at Thomas & Mack Center.
Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
After playing New Mexico are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Mountain Hawks at Cowboys trends to consider:
Wyoming is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wyoming's last 9 games at home
Wyoming is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Wyoming is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games