New Mexico Lobos visit Wyoming Cowboys in college basketball clash
New Mexico Lobos vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Wyoming Cowboys try to run the New Mexico Lobos off the court at Arena-Auditorium in college hoops action.
Supporters of the Lobos have watched them go 17-3 and 9-8-2 ATS on the year, while the Cowboys are at 15-4 and 11-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 5-8, while the Lobos have a 6-11 mark.
The Cowboys were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cowboys at No. 135 and the Lobos at No. 49 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-68 result in favor of the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lobos is ranked No. 167 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Wyoming’s No. 332 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wyoming is the No. 120-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while New Mexico rates No. 184 at 6 per game.
Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 38-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Wyoming, meanwhile, comes in at No. 282 nationally in scoring at home.
New Mexico was a 55-34 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. New Mexico was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by San Diego State and falling by a 55-34 score at Viejas Arena.
Last time out for Wyoming, they were a 57-48 loser as they battled Air Force at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Wyoming got 19 points from Leonard Washington but lost anyway, 57-48, to Air Force on Saturday at Arena-Auditorium.
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing San Diego State are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado State are 4-6
After playing Air Force are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
A few Lobos at Cowboys trends to consider:
New Mexico is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wyoming
New Mexico is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
New Mexico is 14-6-1 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
New Mexico is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Wyoming
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wyoming's last 5 games
Wyoming is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Wyoming is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wyoming's last 9 games when playing New Mexico
New Mexico home to Nevada, Saturday, February 2
Wyoming at Colorado State, Saturday, February 2