Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: New Mexico -7
The Wyoming Cowboys head to Dreamstyle Arena to take on the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 7 point favorites.
Wyoming heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-18. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 59.9 points per contest while giving up 67.3 per game. New Mexico has an overall record of 16-8. They are averaging 78.9 points per game and surrendering 76.2, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 12-11-0 against the spread this season
The Wyoming Cowboys are 11-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 9-13-1 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 16-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
02/05/20 F Hunter Thompson Illness is questionable
01/06/20 F Tyler Morman Concussion is out for season
01/06/20 F Austin Mueller Knee is out for season
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/22/19 G JJ Caldwell Suspension is out indefinitely
02/01/20 G Vance Jackson Knee is questionable
01/31/20 G JaQuan Lyle Suspension is questionable
01/24/20 G Drue Drinnon Transferred has left team
01/12/20 F Carlton Bragg Dismissed is out for season
Hunter Maldonado comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jake Hendricks averages 9.7 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 33% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
JaQuan Lyle scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Corey Manigault averages 12.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wyoming averages 59.9 points per contest, which is 345th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 309th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 309th in the nation. They average 29.5 boards per contest and 10.4 assists per game, which ranks them 349th and 330th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 194th with 13.1 per game. The Cowboys allow 67.3 points per contest, which is 120th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 182nd and 130th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 270th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 104th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 23rd in the nation with 78.9 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 174th in the NCAA. They are 193rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 38th in assists per game with 15.3. The Lobos are 62nd in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Lobos give up 76.2 points per game, which ranks them 317th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 269th and 294th in those defensive statistics. They rank 341st with 17.0 dimes allowed per game and 194th with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Lobos are 265th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 89.8, which is ranked 340th. They are 328th in college basketball in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 283rd. As a unit they are 269th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in D-1. Wyoming is 52nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 93rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Lobos are 67th in the country in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 35th in Division 1 with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 32nd. As a team they are 21st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 267th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wyoming/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wyoming +7
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