Wyoming Cowboys at Texas State Bobcats Pick

September 7, 7:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Texas State +7

The Texas State Bobcats (0-1) will host the Wyoming Cowboys (1-0) for a non-conference collision between the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 in San Marcos, Texas. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN+. Wyoming and Texas State have met on three previous occasions spanning the last eight years. The Cowboys have won two of those three meetings. Most recently, the Cowboys rolled Texas State 45-10 in Laramie when they hosted the Bobcats in 2017. Wyoming was easy money in the aforementioned contest covering as a 16.5-point favorite. Both the Home Team and Favorite are 3-0 SU and against the spread over this three-game span.

Wyoming Cowboys at Texas State Bobcats Key Injury Concern

Heading into the second game of action for both the Cowboys and the Bobcats, neither squad has any reported any key injuries.

Wyoming Cowboys at Texas State Bobcats Overview

Wyoming Cowboys

The Boys come into this contest off the heels of an impressive upset of the SEC constituent Missouri Tigers on Saturday. Closing as a 15-point underdog at home in Laramie, the Boys orchestrated an outright 37-31 defeat of Mizzou. After trailing 14-0 early against the Tigers, the Cowboys would continue onto outscore Missouri 34-3 in route to the victory.

Texas State Bobcats

The Bobcats come into this affair taking a grisly loss at the hands of the highly-touted pre-season No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies. Texas State headed across the Lone Star State to face the Aggies in College Station and take an ugly 41-7 loss. In the process, the Bobcats failed to come in under the number by just half a point, closing as a 33.5-point pup.

Reasons To Avoid Wyoming Cowboys

Week Two is an excellent opportunity to fade teams that will be subjected to an overreaction by virtue of their Week One accolades. The Cowboys are short-listed when it comes to outfits prone to undergoing such a phenomenon. After all, Wyoming staged an upset as a two-touchdown plus pooch last week against a Power Five foe. As a result, we have already seen 72% of the consensus get on board here. The fine print is more what we are focused on. Despite Wyoming staging the shocker and Texas State getting its doors blown off by an SEC cohort of Mizzou, the Bobcats are being given just a touchdown. This by the way is the same Texas State team that went just 3-9 in the 2018-19 campaign.

Reasons To Back Texas State Bobcats

The Bobcats will enter into this game on two extra days of rest compared to their opponent, which is a significant advantage to Texas State in the early going. Moreover, in Texas State's three wins in 2018, two of them came in San Marcos. Some home cooking could also put the Cats in position to be competitive in this contest. Finally, with all things considered, Texas State is more bound to take back an inflated number by virtue of their reputation and performance in Week One whilst Wyoming will be subjected to lay a bigger number by virtue of their result in Week One combined with the fact that they are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their previous four contests dating back to last season. With all those narratives considered, we once again stress that the market will not grant the hosts more than a touchdown. What this says to me is that the upset potential in this game is quite significant.

Wyoming at Texas State Prediction 09/07/9

As a whole, I was keen to believe that Texas State would take a step forward in 2019. This is their first opportunity to do so. Opening up on the road as a tune-up opponent against one of the trendiest teams in the country that boasts a top-12 ranking is not a good way of measuring the potential of this Bobcats team. However, playing against a notable mid-major that overachieved in Week One is an excellent barometer for determining what this Texas State bunch can do. I would not be shocked by any stretch if the Bobcats won this one outright, but I will play it conservative and take the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Texas State +7

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