New Mexico vs. Wyoming - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Mexico vs. Wyoming - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

Wyoming Cowboys (6-18) at New Mexico Lobos (16-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Dreamstyle Arena)

The Line: New Mexico Lobos -9.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wyoming Cowboys and New Mexico Lobos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dreamstyle Arena.

The Wyoming Cowboys need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 60 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Hunter Maldonado is averaging 16.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while Jake Hendricks is averaging 10.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. Hunter Thompson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and AJ Banks is dishing 1.5 assists. The Wyoming Cowboys are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Wyoming Cowboys are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.1 rebounds per game. The Wyoming Cowboys have lost five of their last seven road games.

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The New Mexico Lobos need a win after losing five of their last six games. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 77.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. JaQuan Lyle is averaging 17.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while Carlton Bragg is averaging 13 points and 10.6 rebounds. Corey Manigault is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Makuach Maluach is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The New Mexico Lobos have won six of their last seven home games. 

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The New Mexico Lobos aren't playing well enough to be laying these sort of numbers, as they've lost five of six and are losing their last five games by an average of 9.8 points. The Wyoming Cowboys have obvious issues of their own, but they've been able to win a couple of home games this season and have covered six of their seven road games overall. If forced to pick this game, I want the points in my pocket as more of a fade from the New Mexico Lobos.

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Randy’s Pick Wyoming Cowboys +9.5

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