Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 2/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (-5)
The Wyoming Cowboys (11-9) travel to Clune Arena on Friday where they'll meet the New Mexico Lobos (5-12). Wyoming opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 139.5.
Wyoming comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 11-9 so far this season. They average 76.0 points per contest (78th in D-1) while connecting on 44.0% from the floor. The Cowboys are connecting on 34.8% on three-point shots (200 of 575) and 71.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Wyoming is collecting 32.7 boards per game and has accounted for 279 assists this year, which is 95th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.3 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Cowboys are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 32.8% on shots from distance and they rank 299th in college hoops in opponents points per game (76.6). The Cowboys defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (558 of 1,161) and they surrender 38.0 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 217th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 249 conceded on the year.
The Wyoming Cowboys faced the Lobos and went home with a win by a final score of 83-74 in their last game. Wyoming ended with a 40.3% field goal percentage (27 of 67) and made 13 of their 35 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 16 of 25 attempts for a rate of 64.0%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 40 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 dimes for this contest in addition to earning 10 steals and 2 blocked shots. When it comes to defense, Wyoming allowed 40.3% from the field on 27 out of 67 shooting. New Mexico dished out 15 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. In addition, the Lobos pulled down 40 boards (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. New Mexico ended up shooting 46.4% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 28 attempts. They also converted 7 of 19 attempts from long range.
Marcus Williams is a guy who came through in this game. He ended up with 17 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and also snagged 4 boards. Williams finished the game at 33.3% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Cowboys was Xavier DuSell. He snagged 2 rebounds and had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 42.9% from the field for the game by shooting 6-of-14 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, DuSell saw the court for 39 min.
New Mexico has a win-loss record of 5-12 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lobos are connecting on 40.3% from the floor, which ranks them 328th in college basketball. New Mexico has accumulated 1,091 points on the campaign (64.2 per contest) and they collect 39.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 11.7 times per game (286th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. The Lobos are committing 17.8 fouls every game and they go 59.4% from the charity stripe. The Lobos on defense are ranked 194th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 70.6. They concede 13.9 assists and 35.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 244th and 197th in D-1. The New Mexico defense allows 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (145 of 422) and their opponents are making 67.2% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 12.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the field (171st in Division 1).
In their loss to Wyoming, the Lobos were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the game. They turned away 3 tries while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Cowboys had 21 personal fouls in the game which got the Lobos to the charity stripe for a total of 28 tries. They were able to convert 13 of them for a clip of 46.4%. In regard to three-point shots, New Mexico buried 7 out of their 19 tries (36.8%). In all, the Lobos went 27 for 57 from the floor which had them shooting 47.4%. The Lobos allowed the Cowboys to convert 27 out of 67 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 40.3% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 37.1% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 35 and finished the game at 16 of 25 from the free throw line (64.0%). In regard to rebounding, New Mexico permitted Wyoming to grab 40 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Makuach Maluach ended up being a major contributor for the Lobos for the matchup. He made 7 out of 16 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, which got him 17 points. Maluach grabbed 12 boards in his 36 mins and had 3 assists for the game. One more player that was important for New Mexico was Saquan Singleton. He notched 13 points in his 29 minutes on the court by way of 4 out of 9 from the floor for the matchup. Singleton wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the floor and also totaling 4 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Mexico (+5)
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