New Mexico vs Wyoming – College Basketball Odds
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New Mexico travels to Wyoming Wednesday January 30th. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 9:00 pm est and the oddsmakers have made New Mexico a 1 point favorite in this tough Mountain West Conference showdown.
New Mexico Preview
New Mexico’s overall record is 17-3, Mountain West record is 4-1, ATS overall is 10-8-1, ATS home is 5-5-1, and ATS away is 4-2.
New Mexico lost their last game to San Diego State 55-34. Seriously, how the hell do you manage to only score 34 points in a college basketball game? As we have mentioned in other articles, New Mexico just was not ready to play this game emotionally, and their performance proved that point all too well.
New Mexico has three real goods wins on their resume this season. They beat Connecticut on the road, they took down Cincinnati at their place, and they also beat UNLV at home.
They are lead by Alex Kirk, who is a 7’0”, 250 pound center that averages 11 points and 8 boards a game. Their leading scorer is a kid named Kendall Williams, who is a 6’-4” wing guard that averages 14 points and 4 rebounds a game.
Tony Snell is a 6’-7” three man that averages 12 points and 2 rebounds a game. Cameron Bairstow is a 6’-9” power forward that averages 7 points and 5 rebounds a game. Although this team has fairly good size, if you look at their stats, they are not a very good rebounding team which will eventually come back to hurt them big time.
Wyoming’s overall record is 15-4, Mountain West record is 2-4, ATS overall is 11-5, ATS home is 6-3, and ATS away is 5-2.
Wyoming has a pretty good team this year, but the Mountain West conference is absolutely loaded. UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado State, and San Diego State are all expected to get NCAA tournament bids. That makes it very tough for Wyoming just to keep their heads above water, and finish conference play with a .500 record.
Wyoming only played one good team before their conference play started, which was Colorado, and they lost 76-69. Their best win so far was beating San Diego State at home 58-45.
Leonard Washington is a 6’-7”, 230 pound power forward that averages 14 points and 9 rebounds a game. Luke Martinez is a 6’-4” wing guard that averages 14 points and 3 boards a game.
Derrious Gilmore is a 5’-10” point guard that averages 11 points and three assist a game. Larry Nance Jr. is a 6’-8” forward that averages 11 points and 7 boards a game.
Wyoming is coached by one of the few coaches that ever resigned a school’s head coaching position, only to be hired back years later. He coached them for one season in 1998 and went 19-9. He was hired away by Clemson, where he coached for 5 years before he got fired. In 2011 he was hired again to be Wyoming head coach.
Wyoming is pretty tough at home, and this would be a good game to predict a upset. But, with New Mexico having just suffered such a humiliating loss, you have to think that they will be ready to play this game.
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