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Southern Methodist MustangsWyoming Cowboys
9-2December 20, 2013, 09:00 | Arena-Auditorium7-3

A key college battle sees the visiting Southern Methodist Mustangs travelling to Wyoming Friday to take on the Cowboys.

Wyoming battles the Mustangs, currently sitting with a 9-2 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Cowboys and 3-4 for the Mustangs.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Wyoming sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cowboys at No. 86 and the Mustangs at No. 118 heading into this contest.

Wyoming lost its last outing, a 64-61 result against Denver on December 15. They earned a push in that game as a 3-point underdog. Larry Nance Jr. chucked in a team-high 38 points for Wyoming on Sunday, but they still came up short in losing 64-61 at Magness Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wyoming has the nation's No. 206-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Mustangs defense ranks No. 21 allowing on average 61.73 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 49.24% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.36% per game.

A few Mustangs at Cowboys trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Southern Methodist is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games on the road
Wyoming is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Wyoming is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Cincinnati, Wednesday, January 1st
Wyoming at Northern Colorado, Sunday, December 22nd