Betting on today’s Runnin’ Rebels and Cowboys game? Catch the action at Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY, as the Cowboys hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on CBSS. UNLV is favored by -5.5 in this Mountain West conference contest against Wyoming. The game’s over/under currently sits at 143.5 points.

UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS VS WYOMING COWBOYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wyoming Cowboys +5.5

This game will be played at Arena Auditorium at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

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 +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will UNLV Come Through as Road Favorites?

UNLV is favored by 5.5 points against Wyoming, and for the season, the Runnin’ Rebels have a record of 16-10. Over their last two games, they are 2-0, and in Mountain West play, they are 9-5. On the road this season, UNLV has a record of 6-2.

On average, UNLV has been outscoring opponents by 6.2 points per game on the road. Their record as the favorite is 10-4, and they have won four straight games as the road team.

As the favorite this season, UNLV is 8-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Runnin’ Rebels have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, UNLV is 6-2 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 road games, they are 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 12-11 and today’s line of 143.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (142.8). Their games have finished with more points than today’s line in 10 of their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points.

In their most recent game, the UNLV offense concluded with only 66 points against Colorado State. Throughout the game, they made 6/17 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 37.8%. Leading the team in scoring was Dedan Thomas Jr. with 23 points. Luis Rodriguez also added 14 points for the Runnin’ Rebels.

The Runnin’ Rebels’ defense is presently ranked 89th nationally, allowing an average of 68.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UNLV’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.7% this season.

Will the Cowboys Make it Happen at Home?

Wyoming enters this game as a 5.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Cowboys have been the underdog in 21 of their 27 games, going 8-13 in those matchups. They are also 3-1 when favored.

At home this season, Wyoming has gone 8-5, but they have lost their last three games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cowboys are 6-4.

Wyoming has struggled against the spread this season, going just 9-15-1. At home, their ATS record is 5-7-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cowboys are 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Wyoming games is 15-10. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points. In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 8-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Wyoming offense tallied 72 points in a matchup against Boise State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Sam Griffin who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.4. Akuel Kot also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.9.

Facing UNLV, Wyoming aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.0 points allowed per game (266th). Against Boise State in their most recent game, the Wyoming defense gave up a total of 92 points while allowing Boise State to hit 50% of their shots.