Southern Methodist Wyoming Betting Preview
Wyoming Cowboys vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
The Southern Methodist Mustangs will try to cover the spread at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Wyoming Cowboys in NCAA basketball action.
The Mustangs sport records of 10-4 and 8-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cowboys have 12-0 and 8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-4-1 for the Mustangs and 4-2 for the Cowboys.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cowboys were listed as 5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 204-ranked Mustangs and the No. 145-rated Cowboys in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-68 win for the Cowboys on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Methodist has the nation's No. 211-rated offensive output, at 66.2 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 8 allowing on average 54.5 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.
Defensively, Wyoming features the nation's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.7 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Wyoming, they were a 56-40 winner as they battled Santa Barbara at home. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. The Cowboys grabbed a 56-40 win over the Gauchos on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Leonard Washington at Arena-Auditorium.
In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 72-53 winner at home against Furman. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Brian Bernardi scored 20 points leading the Mustangs to a 72-53 victory over Furman at Moody Coliseum on Sunday.
Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boise State are 3-3
After playing Santa Barbara are 1-0
After a win are 10-0
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Cowboys at Mustangs trends to consider:
Wyoming is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Methodist is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Wyoming home to Boise State, Wednesday, January 9
Southern Methodist home to Tulsa, Sunday, January 6