This Saturday, there is an NCAAB matchup between the New Mexico Lobos and the Wyoming Cowboys. This meeting will take place at the Arena-Auditorium and it will occur at roughly 4:00 P.M.
New Mexico Looks To Extend Winning StreakThe New Mexico Lobos have looked like an above average team up to this point in the season. The Lobos have won eight of their first ten games including a two-point victory against Boise State in their last game. In that game, New Mexico's offense was solid as it scored 80 points while shooting 50.9% from the floor. Now, New Mexico enters this game on a three-game winning streak as it will look to extend that streak with a conference road victory on Saturday. If the Lobos plan on winning this game, its offense will need to continue playing well.
Leading the Lobos offensively is senior guard JaQuan Lyle who looked solid this season. He is currently averaging a team-high 18.2 points per game along with 5.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists. In addition, he is also shooting 40.8% from the three-point line so he will look to continue his hot shooting from the perimeter in this road game.
New Mexico's most underrated player is senior forward Carlton Bragg Jr. who has been good so far this season. He is currently averaging 12.4 points per game along with a team-high 9.5 rebounds. In addition, he has also been great defensively as he is averaging 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals per game.
Wyoming Looks For First Conference WinThe Wyoming Cowboys have looked like an awful basketball team so far this season. The Cowboys have lost six of their first nine games of the season including a nine-point loss against Air Force at home in their last game. In that game, Wyoming's defense was awful as it allowed 86 points while allowing its opposition to shoot 53.3% from the floor. Now, Wyoming will look to get back to its winning ways at home on Saturday. However, the Cowboys have looked like they are destined to finish the regular season in the Mountain West basement so this conference game could do a lot to potentially change that narrative.
Leading the Cowboys offensively is sophomore guard Hunter Maldonado who has been solid this season. He is currently averaging a team-high 16.0 points per game along with 5.9 assists. However, he is shooting just 23.5% from the three-point line so he has struggling finding his outside shot up to this point.
Wyoming's most underrated player is senior guard A.J. Bankswhohas been pretty good this season. He is currently averaging 5.8 points along with 2.2 rebounds per game. In addition, he has also been extremely efficient as he is shooting 60.0% from the floor and 62.5% from the three-point line.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
- Favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
- Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.