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Mountain West Tournament - Wyoming Cowboys visit UNLV Rebels in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Wyoming CowboysUNLV Rebels
18-13March 13, 2014, 05:30 | Thomas & Mack Center19-12

The UNLV Rebels hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Wyoming Cowboys pay a visit to Thomas & Mack Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Cowboys have watched them go 18-13 and 15-11-2 ATS on the year, while the Rebels are at 19-12 and 18-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Rebels are 17-13, while the Cowboys have a 15-13 mark.View Wyoming Cowboys vs UNLV Rebels Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UNLV sat as -7.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 125-rated Rebels and the No. 267-ranked Cowboys, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Wyoming won its last outing, an 83-75 result against Colorado State on March 8. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Colorado State was victimized by Nathan Sobey for 33 points as the Cowboys defeated the Rams 83-75 in college hoops action on Saturday.

UNLV lost its last outing, a 76-72 result against Nevada on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. UNLV suffered a 76-72 loss against Nevada on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jelan Kendrick in a losing effort at Lawlor Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 115 nationally ranked offense (72.03 points per game) against a Cowboys defense that sits as the No. 14 at 61.45 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 43.84% from the field, less than the Cowboys have managed so far this season (47.83% on average).

A few Cowboys at Rebels trends to consider:
Wyoming is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Wyoming is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wyoming's last 6 games
Wyoming is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing UNLV
UNLV is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
UNLV is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNLV's last 5 games
UNLV is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Wyoming