Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 2/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: The Pit in Albuquerque, NM
The New Mexico Lobos (10-14) will go up against the Wyoming Cowboys (21-3) at The Pit on Tuesday.
The Wyoming Cowboys played San Jose State and earned the victory with a final of 74-52 in their last contest. Wyoming wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (28 of 58) and knocked down 7 of their 24 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cowboys buried 11 of 11 tries for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 dimes in the game as well as creating 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Wyoming allowed 29.8% from the field on 17 of 57 shooting. San Jose State earned 9 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, San Jose State pulled down 23 rebounds (7 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. San Jose State finished 90.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of their 11 tries. They also converted 8 of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Cowboys ended up walking away with 12 while San Jose State had 13 fouls.
Graham Ike is a player who was a factor in this contest. He finished with 25 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also snagged 18 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists.
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Wyoming comes into this game with a mark of 21-3 for the campaign. They have an average of 76.1 points per outing (64th in D-1) while hitting 48.1% from the field. The Cowboys are shooting 35.3% on 3-point shots (199 of 563) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Wyoming is pulling down 36.0 boards per game and has tallied 272 assists on the season, which ranks 288th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 10.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cowboys are forcing 10.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 35th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 244 conceded for the year. The Cowboys are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.2% (591 of 1,435) and they relinquish 32.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They relinquish 28.5% on shots from distance and they are ranked 79th in college hoops in PPG allowed (65.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the New Mexico Lobos went home victorious with a score of 78-46 against Northern New Mexico. In reference to how they attacked the glass, New Mexico permitted Northern New Mexico to get 30 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They shot 15.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 3 out of 20 and finished the game at 5 out of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Lobos permitted Northern New Mexico to knock down 19 of 59 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 32.2% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Lobos ended up going 31 out of 69 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.9%. With regard to shooting from downtown, New Mexico buried 7 out of their 26 attempts (26.9%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 100.0%. Northern New Mexico committed 14 fouls in this contest which took the Lobos to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Lobos were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the game.
Jamal Mashburn ended up being a factor for the Lobos in this matchup. He recorded 21 points in his 25 minutes of playing time and accounted for 2 dimes for this contest. He converted 8 of 13 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 61.5%, but wasn't able to grab a rebound.
New Mexico has a win-loss mark of 10-14 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lobos are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which is ranked 172nd in Division 1. New Mexico has scored 1,837 points this year (76.5 per contest) and they collect 34.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.5 times per game (217th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.0 times per game. The Lobos are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.9% from the charity stripe.
The Lobos on the defensive side of the court are 330th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 76.2. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (283rd in Division 1). The New Mexico defense allows 32.2% from downtown (156 of 484) and their opponents are making 73.8% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 13.7 dimes and 38.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 263rd and 334th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wyoming
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