Wyoming Cowboys vs. New Mexico State Aggies Betting Odds and Prediction
According to the best offshore sportsbooks for us players, Wyoming is favored by a field goal against New Mexico State. The spread might have been larger, had QB Josh Allen decided to stick around for a senior year. And maybe he should have, considering he threw for 1812 yards with 16 TDs in 2017. Compared to 3203 and 15 the prior season. Though he did miss a few games last year. It’s all moot now, anyway. Tyler Van Der Waal is the Cowboys new starting quarterback. He beat Nick Smith for the job. Van Der Wall had already experienced a similar situation back in high school. But this is big boy football. And like Sideshow Mel, he has some big shoes to fill. Allen was arguably the most successful signal-caller in head coach Craig Bohl’s tenure in Wyoming. As successful as a little thing called mobile betting.
Van Der Waal’s appointment didn’t really surprised anyone. Not even Smith. “I would say I’ve kind of known that for a while,” he said. “… There was definitely some competition in drills that we did where would still compete. We still wanted that attitude of a competition, and me still trying to push him and stuff, and there definitely was that, but I think it was kind of clear on what we were trying to do.” Of Van Der Waal, Coach Bohl said he has “a very accurate arm … He doesn’t put the ball in harm’s way a lot. He’s a smart, bright guy, and the fact that he’s been around here for a year certainly helps.”
Van Der Waal will be able to play with Allen’s old toys. Such as UW’s top three wide receivers, Austin Conway, Johnson and C.J. Johnson. Additionally, top two running backs Trey Woods and Kellen Overstreet are returning as well. Defensively, Wyoming’s secondary limited opponents to just 17.5 points per game last season. The defense is returning eight starters.
This will be the Aggies’ first betting season as an independent. They took their leave from the Sun Belt conference in style. NMSU finished 7-6 last season and played – and won – their first bowl game in 57 years. Like the Cowboys, the Aggies lost their starting QB. Nick Jeanty will most likely inherit the spot left by Tyler Rogers. He will also inherit a shaky offensive line. In the secondary, Ray Lopez and Cedric Wilcots return to a defensive line characterized by a great pass rush. However, one wonders whether the defense can prevent enough big plays. So as to allow the offense to do enough damage to win games. Or at the very least cover the spread.
Wyoming Cowboys vs. New Mexico State Aggies Betting Information
- Date: August 25
- Time: 8:00 pm MT
- Venue: Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM
Best online sportsbooks odds from MyBookie.ag:
- WYOMING -3½ (-110) 46 (-110) -165
- NEW MEXICO STATE +3½ (-110) 46 (-110) +145
Best offshore sportsbooks for us players betting trends
- UW is 4-2 SU in its last six games.
- UW is 4-2 ATS in its last six games.
- The total has gone under in six of UW’s last seven games.
- NMSU is 4-1 SU in its last five games.
- NMSU is 2-3 ATS in its last five games.
- The total has gone under in four of NMSU’s last six games.
Our FREE Pick: New Mexico State are going against one of the best defenses in the country. And their doing it with a depleted O-line and an inexperienced QB. In other words, they are bringing the knife to the proverbial gunfight. The Cowboys should be able to win and cover the small spread.