New Mexico vs Wyoming College Football Betting Tips
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium
Sean Chambers and the Wyoming Cowboys play the New Mexico Lobos at Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The odds on this game have Wyoming as 19.5-point favorites. The Lobos are 2-4-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the New Mexico Lobos played the Colorado State Rams and were beaten 35-21. Leading the way at QB for the Lobos was Sheriron Jones who went 8/17 with 89 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Bryson Carroll led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 56 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 193 yards by way of 26 carries which meant he was running for 7.4 yards per tote. Marcus Williams was the receiving yardage leader by earning 58 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 11.6 yards per catch for that game. The Lobos ended up rushing 49 times and added 256 yards which had them averaging 5.2 yards per rush. In the game, the Lobos earned 22 first downs and they had a total of 11 infractions for 102 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. Overall, they ran 66 plays for a total of 345 yards. In terms of defense, New Mexico conceded 25 completions on 34 attempts totaling 420 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.5%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 551 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Lobos conceded 131 yards on 38 runs which is an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Lobos head into this game 2-4 in 2019. For total yardage, they sit in 5th in the conference and 52nd in D-1 with 2,553 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 26.7 points per contest, ranking them 84th in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 219.7 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the Mountain West. The Lobos have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 38.8 points per game putting them 11th in the Mountain West. In discussing rushing yards, New Mexico is allowing 128.3 yards per game putting them 6th in the MWC and 45th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the Mountain West and 43rd in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 770 yards rushing through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Lobos have conceded 1,235 yards. Opponents are completing 64.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 9.7 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Wyoming Cowboys faced the San Diego State Aztecs and ended up taking the loss by a score of 26-22. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Sean Chambers who went 5/14 with 109 yards passing and added 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Xazavian Valladay paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 26 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 73 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 4.6 yards per run. Gunner Gentry was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 46 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 22.5 yards per reception for the game. The Cowboys ended up running the ball 39 times and earned a total of 157 yards which had them averaging 4.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they finished with a total of 53 plays for a total of 266 yards. Overall, the Cowboys got 11 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 70 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Wyoming allowed 21 completions on 32 tries totaling 209 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.6%. On the ground, the Cowboys allowed 122 yards on 35 runs which is an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 331 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 4-2. Wyoming is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 233 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 17th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,398 rushing yards through 6 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cowboys average 348.3 yards per contest overall ranking them 108th in the nation and 11th in the Mountain West. The Cowboys are conceding 21.3 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the Mountain West and 41st in the country. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 128 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 89.8 yards per game which puts them at 10th in college football and 2nd in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 539 yards on the ground and 7.2 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in Division 1. They are conceding 308.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cowboys currently sit at 11th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Lobos/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys -19.5
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