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New Mexico Lobos vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New Mexico when they take on the Connecticut Huskies on Monday in college hoops betting action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Sports and Fitness Center).
The Huskies are 4-0 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Lobos, meanwhile, are 3-0 and 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Connecticut go 2-1 and the Lobos go 2-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Huskies and the No. 11-ranked Lobos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-76 result in favor of the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 102 nationally ranked offense (74.8 points per game) against a Lobos defense that sits as the No. 235 at 69.7 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 43.9% from the field, more than the Lobos have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).
Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.
New Mexico won its last outing, a 70-69 result against George Mason on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. New Mexico got 27 points from Tony Snell en route to a 70-69 victory over George Mason on Sunday at Sports and Fitness Center.
Connecticut won its last outing, an 89-83 result against Quinnipiac on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Bobcats endured an 89-83 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Dave Johnson at Sports and Fitness Center.
New Mexico home to Idaho, Friday, November 23
Connecticut home to Stony Brook, Sunday, November 25