Nevada Wolf Pack vs Cowboys College Hoops Game Preview
Nevada Wolf Pack vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wyoming vs Nevada battle Wednesday at Arena-Auditorium as the Cowboys look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Wyoming battles the Wolf Pack, currently sitting with a 12-11 mark (9-10-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-9 for the Cowboys and 9-7-1 for the Wolf Pack.
The Wolf Pack were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 124-ranked Cowboys and the No. 225-rated Wolf Pack in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-63 win for the Cowboys on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wyoming's No. 291-ranked offense, averaging 62.1 PPG, against a Wolf Pack defense that ranks No. 265 at 70.2 PPG. The Cowboys field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Wolf Pack marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Defensively, Nevada features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Wyoming, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.
Nevada was a 74-69 winner in its last match at home against Air Force. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Nevada earned a 74-69 victory over Air Force on Saturday, getting 22 points from Deonte Burton at Lawlor Events Center.
Wyoming lost its last outing, a 68-61 result against Boise State on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Derrious Gilmore went off for 26 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Boise State handed Wyoming a 68-61 defeat at Taco Bell Arena.
Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Fresno State are 7-3
After playing Air Force are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Fresno State are 6-0
After playing Boise State are 6-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wolf Pack at Cowboys trends to consider:
Nevada is 3-4-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Nevada is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wyoming is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Wyoming is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Wyoming is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Nevada home to Fresno State, Tuesday, February 19
Wyoming home to Fresno State, Saturday, February 16