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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Lobos over Cowboys

Wyoming CowboysNew Mexico Lobos
14-7February 05, 2014, 11:05 | The Pit17-4

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between New Mexico and Wyoming on Wednesday, with the host Lobos trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Lobos sit at 17-4 (8-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cowboys are currently 14-7 (11-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico is 9-7-1 OU, and Wyoming is 10-8 OU.

View Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Lobos in this one found them listed as -11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cowboys was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 62-ranked Lobos and the No. 155-rated Cowboys in this matchup.

Wyoming was a 74-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Josh Adams scored 19 points leading the Cowboys to a 74-57 victory over Utah State at Arena-Auditorium on Saturday.

In their last action, New Mexico was a 72-47 winner at home against San Jose State. They covered the 18.5-point spread as favorites. New Mexico cruised to victory on Saturday, running San Jose State out of the gym and running up a 72-47 score at The Pit.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cowboys is ranked No. 249 in NCAA hoops at 30.14 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico’s No. 25 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico is the No. 126-ranked team in the country at 6.14 per game, while Wyoming rates No. 146 at 5.9 per game.

Next up:
Wyoming at UNLV, Saturday, February 8th
New Mexico at Boise State, Wednesday, February 12th