It will be a battle between MWC opponents when the Nevada Wolf Pack (10-7, 3-2 MWC) welcome the Wyoming Cowboys (5-13, 0-6 MWC) to the Lawlor Events Center. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Wyoming Cowboys at Nevada Wolf Pack ATS Prediction
In the Cowboys’ last contest, they were beaten by the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, 78-69. UNLV out-rebounded Wyoming. The Runnin’ Rebels had more offensive rebounds (15 vs. four), defensive rebounds (37 vs. 24) and total rebounds (52 vs. 28). Wyoming’s Hunter Maldonado put together a solid game, contributing 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
The Wolf Pack were beaten by the Utah State Aggies in their last game, 80-70. Utah State’s 34.4 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over Nevada, who had a rate of 17.9. The Aggies’ mark was above their season average of 31.9, while the Wolf Pack’s was below their season average of 24.0. Jalen Harris put together a good performance for Nevada, leading both teams in scoring with 31 points on 9-for-18 shooting.
When looking at effective field goal percentage, Nevada figures to have a significant advantage. The Wolf Pack defense ranks 54th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.453), while the Wyoming offense is ranked 273rd in effective field goal percentage (0.480).
After the Wolf Pack won the sole contest against the Cowboys last season, 82-49, these teams will clash for the first time this year. The Wolf Pack had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.0 vs. 16.2) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.623 vs. 0.360).
Wyoming Cowboys at Nevada Wolf Pack Odds Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Wyoming, O/U – Under
Nevada ranks 60th in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while Wyoming ranks 199th in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
The Cowboys’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.4, up from 6.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Wolf Pack have scored an average of 70.2 points per game (5.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (2.3 below their season average).