Saturday college basketball and we will see the Wyoming Cowboys travel to the The Pit to take on the New Mexico Lobos. The game has a start time of 8:00 pm (Eastern) and will be televised on CBSSN. Current Vegas betting odds have the Lobos listed as 3 point favorites, while the total is set at 114.
Analysis: The Wyoming Cowboys come in off a very big 76-53 home win over Utah State. Prior to the win the Cowboys had been struggling, going just 2-4 in their previous 6 games. The Cowboys are have a solid year as they are 22-8 overall and 11-6 in the Mountain West Conference. Wyoming has gone 2-12-2 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Mountain West. The Cowboys have not been a very good offensive team this year, ranking 302nd in scoring (62.2 ppg), 40th in shooting (46.9%), 267th in 3 point shooting (32.0%) and 127th in FT shooting (70.3%). Defensively the Cowboys have been excellent this year, ranking 10th in points allowed (55.9 ppg), 69th in defensive FG% (40.4%) and 216th in 3 point defense (34.8%).
The New Mexico Lobos have really struggled down the stretch as they have lost their last 8 games in a row. Ouch. Not what this team has been used to over the years. The Lobos are now just 14-15 on the year overall and just 6-11 in the MWC. New Mexico has gone 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lobos have been a very poor offensive team, as they come in ranked 294th in scoring (62.3 ppg), 184th in shooting (43.5%), 292nd in 3 point shooting (31.4%) and 268th in FT shooting (66.4%). Defensively the Lobos have been very good this year, ranking 32nd in points allowed (60.3 ppg), 64th in defensive FG% (40.1%) and 39th in 3 point defense (31.2%).
Pick: Going with the Under. The last 8 games played at the Pit between these teams have all gone under the total, with the last 4 games here averaging just 100 ppg in regulation. Wyoming has really struggled on offense on the road this year as they have averaged just 55.1 ppg away from home overall and just 51.2 ppg in their last 5 MWC road games. This is not a good offense and they will surely struggle tonight vs a New Mexico defense that has allowed just 57.5 ppg in their last 5 games overall and just 60.3 ppg at home. This one should be played in the between 105 and 110.
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