Wyoming vs New Mexico Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23
New Mexico Lobos (21-10) vs Wyoming Cowboys (9-21)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
Betting Odds: New Mexico Lobos -7.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wyoming Cowboys will play the New Mexico Lobos in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament on Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Wyoming Cowboys are 9-21 (4-14) this season after they lost to San Diego State by a score of 67-50 in their last game. Wyoming shot 34% from the field and was -12 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 68.9 points per game, 71.6 points against per game, 32 rebounds per game, and 11.2 assists per game. Hunter Maldonado has led the Cowboys this season with 14.8 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 4.1 assists per game. Wyoming is shooting 44.2% from the field, 71.3% on free throws, and 34.9% on three pointers this year.
New Mexico Preview
The New Mexico Lobos are 21-10 (8-10) this season after they lost to Colorado State by a score of 92-84 in their last game. New Mexico shot 44.8% from the field and was -10 in rebounding margin in the loss. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 81.2 points per game, 73.4 points against per game, 37 rebounds per game, and 13.8 assists per game. Jamal Mashburn Jr. has led the Lobos this season with 19.5 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. New Mexico is shooting 48.6% from the field, 74% on free throws, and 36.3% on three pointers this year.
Wyoming is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 12-5 in Wyoming’s last 17 games. New Mexico is 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The over is 15-5-1 in New Mexico’s last 21 games. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
New Mexico has lost seven of their last nine games and they are coming off of a very poor defensive game against Colorado State. These two teams split the regular season meetings, with Wyoming winning by 14 points and New Mexico winning by 1 point. New Mexico has been the better offensive team this season and Wyoming is still without one of their best players. I think we are going to see a close game, but I like the over in this one.