Betting on today’s Cowboys and Cougars game? Catch the action at Marriott Center in Provo, UT, as the Cougars hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 150 points, and the Cougars are favored to win at home against the Cowboys.
WYOMING COWBOYS VS BYU COUGARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wyoming Cowboys +21
This game will be played at Marriott Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE WYOMING COWBOYS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Cougars.
- Even though we have BYU winning straight-up, we like Wyoming at +21.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Do the Cowboys Stand a Chance in Provo?
Heading into their 13th game of the season, Wyoming currently holds a 7-5 overall record. In their previous ten road games, which dates back to last year, Wyoming has a 2-8 record. Prior to today’s game, Wyoming holds a 4-6 ATS record. Looking at their last five games, the team has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Wyoming have had an average of 146.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146 points. Their over/under record is 5-5-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Cowboys’ games have averaged 145 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-1.
Against UTEP, the Wyoming had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.4 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 34% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Sam Griffin, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.8, while Akuel Kot also maintains a PPG average of 16.2 leading up to the game.
The Cowboys’ defense is presently ranked 144th nationally, allowing an average of 71.2 points per contest. The Wyoming defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed UTEP to connect on 4 threes.
Taking a Look at the Cougars Chances at Home
BYU, who has played 12 games so far this season, comes into this game with an 11-1 record. In their last ten games at home, which includes games from last season, BYU has a perfect 10-0 record. Against the spread, BYU has a solid 10-2 record this season. In their last five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.
BYU comes in with an over/under record of 4-8-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 151.1 points per game so far. In the Cougars’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 151 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
BYU’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 101 points against Bellarmine. They had an overall field goal percentage of 58% and made 5/6 free throws. In terms of offense, the Cougars have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 58th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 76th in percentage and 1st in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 11th in the country, permitting 61.0 points per game. BYU’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Bellarmine offense to knock down 58% of their shots on their way to putting up 59 points.