New Mexico vs. Wyoming - 1/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wyoming Cowboys (11-5) at New Mexico Lobos (7-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wyoming Cowboys will travel to Dreamstyle Arena to take on the New Mexico Lobos this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Wyoming Cowboys improved to 11-5 (2-1 MW) on the season after defeating the Boise State Broncos, 79-78 in OT, this past Saturday. Wyoming fought back from a 43-27 halftime deficit to force overtime and used a 6-0 run towards the end of the overtime period to secure the victory. Wyoming held Boise State to 39.7% shooting from the field and 20.8% (5-24) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Hayden Dalton who had a double-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 2 steals. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 78.1 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Cowboys are averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game on 33.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wyoming has been led by Hayden Dalton (17.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.6 apg), Justin James (16.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.7 apg), Alan Herndon (12.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Louis Adams (10.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.1 apg). Defensively, Wyoming is holding their opponents to an average of 76.1 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of -3.4 and a turnover margin of 0.6. Justin James is questionable for this matchup due to a groin injury.
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The New Mexico Lobos snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 7-10 (2-2 MW) on the season after defeating the San Jose State Spartans, 80-47, this past Saturday. New Mexico was outstanding on the defensive end against the Spartans and had little trouble pulling away for the victory after taking a 39-23 halftime lead. New Mexico held San Jose State to 31.8% shooting from the field and 27.3% (3-11) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Lobos was Joe Furstinger who had 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 5 steals. On the season, New Mexico is averaging 79.3 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Lobos are averaging 11.0 three-pointers per game on 34.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensviely, New Mexico has been led by Sam Logwood (12.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.5 apg), Chris McNeal (10.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.2 apg), Anthony Mathis (9.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg), and Antino Jackson (8.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg). Defensively, New Mexico is holding their opponents to an average of 76.1 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Lobos have a rebound margin of -3.4 and a turnover margin of 0.6. Sam Longwood is questionable for this matchup due to a shoulder injury that kept him from the Lobos recent matchup against San Jose State.
The Cowboys are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. MW opponents and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win. The Lobos are 50-22-3 ATS in their last 75 Wednesday games however, are just 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games following an ATS win.
Wyoming has won 5 of their last 7 games and has been led by their offense this season which ranks 101st in scoring offense, 88th in three-pointers made per game, and 65th in FT%. New Mexico has won 4 of their last 5 games and also has been led by their offense as the Lobos rank 76th in scoring offense, 11th in three-pointers made per game, and 9th in turnover margin. Wyoming picked up an impressive win against Boise State and has a talented player in Hayden Dalton and although New Mexico always plays tough at home, I think the Cowboys are just two talented for the Lobos and come away with a solid road win. Take Wyoming and the points.