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College Basketball Matchup - New Mexico Lobos Fresno State Bulldogs Odds Preview

Fresno State BulldogsNew Mexico Lobos
Jan 12, 3:00 PM | The Pit

Fresno State Bulldogs vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

6-8TEAM RECORD14-2

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between New Mexico and Fresno State on Saturday, with the host Lobos trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Lobos are 7-7-1 ATS. Fresno State is 2-6 on the totals; New Mexico is 5-8.

View Fresno State vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lobos were listed as 15-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lobos, most recently No. 57 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 162 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-66 victory for the Lobos.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico has the nation's No. 168-rated offensive output, at 68.4 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 49 allowing on average 59.6 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fresno State owns the country's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 59.7 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 191 in scoring at home.

Fresno State was a 65-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against San Diego State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Kevin Foster scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 65-62 to San Diego State at Save Mart Center on Wednesday).

New Mexico was a 65-60 winner in its last match at home against UNLV. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Alex Kirk scored 23 points leading the Lobos to a 65-60 victory over UNLV at The Pit on Wednesday.

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Wyoming are 1-4
After playing San Diego State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boise State are 2-0
After playing UNLV are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Lobos trends to consider:
Fresno State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
New Mexico is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
New Mexico is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
New Mexico is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
New Mexico is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Fresno State

Next up:
Fresno State home to Wyoming, Wednesday, January 16
New Mexico at Boise State, Wednesday, January 16