Wyoming Cowboys vs. BYU Cougars Prediction 12/30/2023

Wyoming Cowboys vs. BYU Cougars Prediction 12/30/2023

The Wyoming Cowboys (7-5) travel to face off against the BYU Cougars (11-1) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at Marriott Center in Provo and televised on ESPN+. BYU is coming off a win in their previous game, while Wyoming is looking to get back on track from a loss to the UTEP. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Wyoming Cowboys vs BYU Cougars

The Wyoming Cowboys Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wyoming comes into this game with a 7-5 record, having played 12 games so far this season. In their previous five road games, including those from last year, Wyoming has a 1-4 record. As Wyoming enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 4-6. In games played on the road this season, Wyoming is 1-3 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten road games, they hold a 3-7 ATS record.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Wyoming has an over/under record of 5-5-0, with their games averaging 146.1 points per game on average. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 147 points per game.

The BYU Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

The Wyoming Cowboys come into this game with an overall record of 11-1. In their previous ten games at home, BYU has a perfect 10-0 record, including last year. Up to this point, BYU has been solid vs. the spread, sitting at 10-2 with a winning record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, BYU has an over/under record of 4-8-0, with their games averaging 151.1 points per game on average. When looking at the Cougars’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 154 points per game.

Wyoming Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Wyoming offense ended with 67 points against UTEP. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Mason Walters with 16 points. Akuel Kot also added 14 points for the Cowboys.

Sam Griffin (G) 17.8 3.3 3.7
Akuel Kot (G) 16.2 2.2 2.4
Cam Manyawu (F) 9.0 6.7 1.2

BYU Offense Breakdown

The BYU offense is coming off a game where they scored 101 points against Bellarmine. They posted a field goal percentage of 58% and connected on 16 threes. Jaxson Robinson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Spencer Johnson brings a PPG average of 11.5 into the game.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 16.5 2.8 1.4
Spencer Johnson (G) 11.5 6.1 4.8
Trevin Knell (G) 11.4 3.9 1.9

Wyoming Team Defense

Wyoming’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.2 points per game. In today’s game vs. BYU, the Wyoming defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Wyoming made 26 free-throws vs. the Cowboys.

BYU Team Defense

In the current season, the BYU defense has excelled, sitting 11th in the nation by allowing 61.0 points per game. The BYU defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 59 points and allowed Bellarmine to connect on 16 threes.

Cowboys vs Cougars Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Wyoming has an ATS record of 3-7 while averaging 67 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • The Cougars are 3-1-1 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Cowboys have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Cougars have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Cowboys vs Cougars Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Cougars vs. Cougars matchup, we’re leaning towards the Cougars at -23. Although our projections show the Cougars winning 74-71, we suggest placing your bet on the Cowboys for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 149 and our model has the Cowboys and Cougars finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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