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March 3, 4:00 PM | The Pit

Boise State Broncos vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

13-15TEAM RECORD23-6

The Pit will host Lobos vs. Broncos action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

New Mexico battles the Broncos, currently sitting with a 13-15 mark (10-17 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-12-1 for the Lobos and 11-14-2 for the Broncos.

View Boise State vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lobos are listed as 15.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 168-rated Boise State taking on the No. 10-rated Lobos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-69 win for the Lobos on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 60 nationally ranked offense (73.1 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 142 at 66 PPG. The Lobos have been averaging 46.1% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

Defensively, Boise State features the nation's No. 119-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.

Boise State was a 66-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against San Diego State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Broncos endured a 66-53 loss at the hands of the Aztecs on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Derrick Marks at Taco Bell Arena.

New Mexico was an 86-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Air Force. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Lobos and Falcons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Air Force was handed an 86-56 defeat on Wednesday at The Pit.

Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing San Diego State are 0-1
After a loss are 1-9

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Air Force are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Broncos at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boise State's last 7 games on the road
Boise State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Boise State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games at home