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Mountain West Tournament - Wyoming Cowboys take on Lobos in NCAA basketball test

Wyoming CowboysNew Mexico Lobos
March 13, 9:30 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

19-12TEAM RECORD26-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Wyoming when they take on the New Mexico Lobos on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

This game is part of the Mountain West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Thomas & Mack Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Lobos sit at 26-5 (15-12-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cowboys are currently 19-12 (14-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico is 12-16 OU, and Wyoming is 11-13 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lobos, most recently No. 31 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cowboys, who rate No. 152 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-65 victory for the Lobos.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico has the nation's No. 157-rated offensive output, at 68.1 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 20 allowing on average 58.4 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Wyoming features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.4 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

Wyoming won its last outing, an 85-81 result against Nevada on March 12. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Wyoming got 19 points from Larry Nance Jr. en route to an 85-81 victory over Nevada on Tuesday at Orleans Arena.

New Mexico was an 89-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Air Force. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Lobos endured an 89-88 loss at the hands of the Falcons on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Tony Snell at Clune Arena.

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