The No. 6 seed New Mexico Lobos (21-10, 8-10 MWC) square off against the No. 11 seed Wyoming Cowboys (9-21, 4-14 MWC) in the MWC Tournament Wednesday at Thomas & Mack Center, starting at 7:00 PM. Both teams will attempt to get one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
The Lobos are currently strong 9-point favorites over the Cowboys. The over/under is 147.5 points for the game.
New Mexico vs. Wyoming Odds
Point Spread for New Mexico vs. Wyoming
The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with bookmakers listing New Mexico as the favorite.
New Mexico vs. Wyoming Moneyline
As for the moneyline, New Mexico has -398 odds to pick up the win, while Wyoming is listed at +308 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 147.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: MW Network
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Arena: Thomas & Mack Center
New Mexico vs. Wyoming Betting Trends
New Mexico is 15-13-2 against the spread this season. The Lobos have been chosen as favorites in 22 games this year and have walked away with the win 16 times (72.7%) in those games. New Mexico’s games this year have gone over the total in 20 out of 29 opportunities (69%).
In Wyoming’s 29 games this season, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Cowboys have won 15.8% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (3-16). Wyoming’s games this season have gone over the total in 15 of 29 opportunities (51.7%).
New Mexico vs. Wyoming Key Players to Watch
Jaelen House puts up a team-leading 4.7 assists per game. He is also posting 16.8 points and 3.9 rebounds, shooting 43.5% from the floor and 38.1% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game. Morris Udeze paces the Lobos at 9.2 rebounds per contest, while also posting 1.3 assists and 16.4 points. Jamal Mashburn Jr. averages a team-high 19.5 points per game. He is also posting 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists, shooting 44.2% from the field and 39.3% from downtown with 1.4 made 3-pointers per contest. Josiah Allick puts up 8.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.5 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
The Cowboys receive 9.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Jeremiah Oden. Hunter Thompson is the Cowboys’ top rebounder (5.4 per game), and he posts 6.8 points and 0.9 assists. Xavier Dusell is putting up 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest, making 39.3% of his shots from the field and 41.4% from 3-point range, with 1.9 triples per contest.
What you need to know about the New Mexico Lobos
New Mexico has compiled a 7-10-1 ATS record in conference action so far this year. The Lobos have been lifted by their offense, as they rank 13th-best in the country by tallying 81.2 points per game. They rank 277th in college basketball in points allowed (73.4 per contest). So far this season, New Mexico is grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game (69th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 31 rebounds per contest (179th-ranked).
So far this season, New Mexico is sinking 5.9 three-pointers per game (320th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36.3% (68th-ranked) from downtown. The Lobos rank 252nd in the nation with 7.8 treys allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 108th with a 32.7% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
The Lobos have a 3-6-1 record against the spread while finishing 3-7 overall over their past 10 contests. Eight of New Mexico’s past 10 contests have hit the over. On offense, New Mexico has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 78.5 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 81.2 it has racked up over the course of this season. New Mexico’s defense has been less stingy lately, as the team has given up 78.8 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 73.4 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.
What you need to know about the Wyoming Cowboys
Wyoming and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 12 out of 18 times this season in MWC play. With 68.9 points scored per game and 71.6 points conceded, the Cowboys are 252nd in college basketball on offense and 226th defensively. With 29 rebounds per game and 29.8 rebounds allowed, Wyoming is 315th and 99th in college basketball, respectively.
Beyond the arc, Wyoming is 55th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.6). It is 143rd in 3-point percentage at 34.9%. The Cowboys give up 8.1 3-pointers per game and concede 36.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 284th and 332nd, respectively, in college basketball.
The Cowboys have gone 3-7 in their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Wyoming has gone over the total six times. Wyoming has played worse offensively over its previous 10 games, averaging 66.6 points per contest, 2.3 fewer points its than season average of 68.9. While the Cowboys are allowing 71.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their past 10 games, allowing 70.8 points per contest.
New Mexico vs. Wyoming Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is New Mexico, and we project that New Mexico will cover the spread (New Mexico -9). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 147.5 points.
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