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Wyoming favored by -14.5 against New Mexico on Saturday

New Mexico Lobos Wyoming Cowboys
2-3 October 12, 2013, 03:30 | War Memorial Stadium 3-2



Wyoming looks to cover the Cowboys-Lobos point spread this week and improve its overall 3-2 mark when they host New Mexico in Week 7 action.

The Cowboys sport records of 3-2 and 4-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lobos sit at 2-3 and 2-2-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 3-2 for the Cowboys and 4-1 for the Lobos.

View New Mexico Lobos vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -14.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 104-rated Lobos taking on the No. 62-rated Cowboys in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 44-33 win for the Cowboys on Saturday.

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New Mexico was a 66-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against New Mexico State. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score (83) made winners of OVER bettors. Wyoming was hammered in its last outing, as Texas State ran up a 42-21 score against them at Bobcat Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wyoming's No. 33-ranked offense, averaging 37.6 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 108 this week at 35.6 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 322.8 yards per game, more than the Lobos secondary allows through the air, 237.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Lobos own the league's No. 117-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 325.67 yards per game when on the road. Wyoming, on the other hand, rates No. 41 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Lobos at Cowboys trends to consider:
New Mexico is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games
New Mexico is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games
Wyoming is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wyoming is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wyoming's last 6 games


Next up:
New Mexico at Utah State, Saturday, October 19th
Wyoming at Colorado State, Saturday, October 19th