MWC foes will do battle when the Wyoming Cowboys (3-3) meet the New Mexico Lobos (2-3) at University Stadium (NM) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Wyoming vs. New Mexico Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Wyoming as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Wyoming has -171 odds to pick up the win, while New Mexico is listed at +136 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 37 points.
How to Watch Wyoming vs. New Mexico Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Stadium: University Stadium (NM)
While Wyoming ranks 90th in total defense with 399.7 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been a little less successful, ranking 11th-worst (296.2 yards per game). Wyoming is compiling 22.7 points per game on offense (104th in the FBS), and ranks 85th on defense with 28.3 points allowed per game. Wyoming ranks 11th-worst in passing offense (142.7 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 104th with 260.2 passing yards allowed per game. Wyoming is putting up 153.5 rushing yards per game offensively this year (70th in the FBS), and is giving up 139.5 rushing yards per game (66th) on the defensive side of the ball. From an offensive standpoint, Wyoming ranks 101st in the FBS with a 34.6% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 95th in third-down percentage allowed (139.5). Wyoming has forced five total turnovers (98th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (28th in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 100th-ranked in college football.
New Mexico has been struggling offensively, ranking third-worst with 244.8 total yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, giving up 335.6 total yards per contest (38th-ranked). New Mexico ranks 20th-worst in points per game (20.4), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 46th in the FBS with 22.0 points ceded per contest. New Mexico’s passing game has been sputtering, ranking sixth-worst in the FBS with 117.8 passing yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, surrendering 222.4 passing yards per contest (63rd-ranked). In terms of rushing, New Mexico ranks 99th in the FBS on offense (127.0 rushing yards per game) and 36th on defense (113.2 rushing yards allowed per contest). While New Mexico’s third-down offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking fourth-worst with a 25.8% third-down conversion rate, its defense ranks 12th-best with a 27.7% third-down rate allowed. New Mexico owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking ninth-best at +7.
Wyoming vs. New Mexico Betting Analysis
Wyoming Betting Insights
Wyoming is 3-3-0 against the spread this season. Wyoming is winless against the spread when it has played as 3.5-point or greater favorites (0-1). Wyoming games have gone over the total four times this season. The Cowboys have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Cowboys have played as a moneyline favorite of -171 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
Lobos Betting Insights
New Mexico has covered the spread in a matchup three times this season (3-1-1). New Mexico has an ATS record of 1-1-1 when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs. New Mexico games have gone over the total twice this year. This season, the Lobos have won one out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog. This season, the Lobos have been at least a +136 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.
Wyoming vs. New Mexico Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||46.9||47.5||45.8|
|Implied Total AVG||30.7||30.3||31.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-3||2-1||0-2|
|Point Total AVG||42.4||41.2||44.3|
|Implied Total AVG||28.2||24.7||33.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-3||1-1||0-2|
Players to Watch
- The Cowboys’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Shae Suiaunoa, who has suited up for six games and delivered 25 tackles, 4.0 TFL, two sacks, and one interception.
- Easton Gibbs has helped lead the Cowboys’ defense with 1.0 sack to go along with 1.0 TFL and 32 tackles in six games.
- With 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks in six games, Jordan Bertagnole has been a significant contributor to the Cowboys’ defense in 2022.
- The Cowboys’ defensive unit has been helped by DeVonne Harris, who has played six games, delivering 3.0 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
- As a key defensive contributor, the Lobos’ Reco Hannah has collected eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception in five games.
- Cody Moon has been wreaking havoc on defense, recording nine tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks for the Lobos.
- In five games for the Lobos, Ronald Wilson has posted six tackles and two interceptions.
- The Lobos’ Justin Harris has recorded seven tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in five games.
Wyoming vs. New Mexico Predictions and Pick
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Our pick to win this contest is Wyoming, and we project that New Mexico will cover the spread (Wyoming -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 37 points.