Looking to win big? The Cowboys and Lobos face off at 10:00 ET on CBSS. The Lobos are hosting the game at The Pit in Albuquerque, NM. This Mountain West conference matchup has an over/under of 154.5 points, and the Lobos are favored to win at home vs. the Cowboys.

WYOMING COWBOYS VS NEW MEXICO LOBOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wyoming Cowboys +16.5

This game will be played at The Pit at 10:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE WYOMING COWBOYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Lobos.
  • Even though we have New Mexico winning straight-up, we like Wyoming at +16.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Cowboys?

Wyoming comes into this game as 16.5 point underdogs. So far, they have gone 8-6 overall and 1-0 in conference play. In their last game, they were able to pull out a close 75-73 win over San Jose State.

On the road this season, the Cowboys are just 1-4 and have lost four straight games away from home. Over their last ten road games, they have gone just 2-8. So far, they have been the underdog in nine of their 14 games.

Wyoming has an ATS record of 4-8 this season and they are 1-4 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Cowboys have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Wyoming’s over/under record this season is 7-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (146.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 151 points.

In their recent game, the Cowboys’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.9 points per contest. The top scorer for the Cowboys was Sam Griffin with 23 points, while Oleg Kojenets also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Cowboys’ defense holds the 181st rank in the nation, allowing 73.0 points per game. Wyoming’s three-point defense is currently 100th in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.6% of their shots vs. Wyoming.

Can New Mexico Pull Off a Home Win?

The New Mexico Lobos come into today’s game with a record of 12-2 and are favored by 16.5 points. So far this season, the Lobos are a perfect 7-0 at home and have an average scoring margin of +21.0 points per game at home.

Over their last ten games at home, New Mexico is an impressive 9-1. In their last game, the Lobos lost to Colorado State by a score of 76-68. This season, New Mexico has been favored in 11 of their 14 games and have gone a perfect 11-0 as the favorite.

As the favorite this season, New Mexico has an ATS record of 9-2. At home, their ATS mark is 6-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lobos have gone 8-2 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for New Mexico games is 5-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 151.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (154) and there have been more games (8) that have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line than games (5) with more points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-2 and the average scoring total is 142 points.

The New Mexico offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. Colorado State. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.7% while connecting on 8 threes. One area that the New Mexico offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 36th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 46%.

At this time, the Lobos’ defense is positioned 92nd in the country, permitting 67.8 points per game. New Mexico’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Colorado State offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 76 points.