Planning on watching today’s Wolf Pack and Cowboys game? Catch the action at Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY, as the Cowboys hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on MWN. The Wolf Pack are the favorites in this Mountain West conference matchup the against the Cowboys. The over/under for the game is set at 141 points.
NEVADA WOLF PACK VS WYOMING COWBOYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wyoming Cowboys +7
This game will be played at Arena Auditorium at 7:30 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE WYOMING COWBOYS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cowboys.
- Not only will Wyoming pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Nevada Lock in a Road Win?
After losing their last two games, Nevada will look to get back on track as they travel to Wyoming. So far, the Wolf Pack have gone 15-3, including a 2-2 record in Mountain West Conference play.
On the road, Nevada is 6-2 this season, and their average scoring margin is +5.2 points per game. In their last ten road games, the Wolf Pack have gone 6-4.
As the favorite, Nevada has gone 9-6 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolf Pack are just 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, Nevada has an ATS record of 6-2 this year and they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.
The over/under record for Nevada this season is 7-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 143.2. So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 141. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 2-8.
In their most recent game, the Nevada offense concluded with only 59 points against San Diego State. Throughout the game, they made 6/23 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 45.1%. Tre Coleman led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Kenan Blackshear contributed 14 points for the Wolf Pack.
So far, the Wolf Pack’s defense is ranked 22nd in the country at 63.7 points per contest. Nevada will look once again to perform well on defense, holding San Diego State to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.
Can the Wyoming Offense Score Enough at Home?
Wyoming enters tonight’s game as a 7-point underdog, and they have gone 4-7 in 11 games as the underdog this season. They are 6-2 at home compared to 1-6 on the road, and their average scoring margin at home is +2.8.
After their 68-67 win over Fresno State, the Cowboys’ overall record is 9-8, and they are 2-2 in Mountain West play. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.
Wyoming’s ATS record for the season is just 4-11, and they are 3-5 vs. the spread at home. They have gone 0-3 vs. the spread as the underdog in their last 3 games and are 4-7 vs. the spread as the underdog this season.
Today’s over/under line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in Wyoming’s games this season (146.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 137 points. On the year, the over/under record in their games is 7-8.
The Wyoming offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against Fresno State. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.4% and connected on 9 threes. Sam Griffin is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Akuel Kot brings a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.
Wyoming’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.5 points per game. Wyoming’s three-point defense is currently 91st in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.4% of their shots vs. Wyoming.