The No. 7 Nevada Wolf Pack (+1,800 to win the national title) successfully avenged their loss to the New Mexico Lobos, and will now turn their attention into extending their winning streak to 10 games when they take on the Mountain West Conference bottom-dwelling Wyoming Cowboys. Read on for a preview of this matchup.
Betting Preview for the Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Wyoming Cowboys College Basketball Game on February 16, 2019
Where: Arena Auditorium, Laramie
When: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Nevada Wolf Pack (23-1 Overall / 10-1 Conference)
The Wolf Pack are wildin’ in the Mountain West Conference. They stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games over the weekend by beating the New Mexico Lobos at home to the tune of a lopsided 91-62 score. It’s the kind of time the Wolf Pack are having these days, especially on offense, where no MWC team seem capable of putting the clamps on them. Nevada is tops in the conference with an average of 82.5 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting from the field. Moreover, Nevada has averaged 94.0 points over its last three games – the second highest in the nation over that span. The pair of Caleb Martin and Jordan Caroline is doing a fantastic job of spearheading the team’s attack. Martin leads the Wolf Pack with 19.3 points per game, while Carolina isn’t that far behind him with 19.0 per contest.
Nevada is 13-7-1 against the spread (ATS) in games after a win. On the road so far this season, they are 7-1 straight up (SU) and 6-3-1 ATS.
Betting on the Wyoming Cowboys (16-8 Overall / 2-9 Conference)
With only two wins in conference play, the Cowboys have long surrendered on their dreams to win the MWC regular season title. After defeating the Colorado State Rams at home last week, the Cowboys promptly returned to their losing ways, as they crushed by the Utah State Aggies on the road on Wednesday, 76-59. There’s nothing that Wyoming do particularly well this season. They are 10th in offense and eighth in defense in the conference, per KenPom. Wyoming is basically a one-man team with Justin James carrying the Cowboys on his back. James not only leads Wyoming in scoring but the entire conference as well with 20.7 points per game. He probably has to be a bit more unselfish, though, as he’s just shooting 39.5 percent from the field. Wyoming is averaging 66.3 points per game and is giving up 75.5 points per contest.
Wyoming is currently 6-9 straight up (SU) and 5-8 against the spread (ATS) when playing from the comforts of Arena Auditorium this season.
Nevada wins, 81-61.
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