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TCU Horned FrogsNew Mexico Lobos
Jan 28, 6:00 PM | The Pit

TCU Horned Frogs vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD16-4

TCU pays a visit to New Mexico on Saturday, hoping to send the Lobos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at The Pit.

Supporters of the Horned Frogs have watched them go 12-7 and 5-9 ATS on the year, while the Lobos are at 16-4 and 12-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Lobos are 9-7-1, while the Horned Frogs have a 8-6 mark.

View TCU vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Lobos installed as 18-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lobos, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Horned Frogs, who rate No. 232 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-72 victory for the Lobos.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Horned Frogs is ranked No. 251 in NCAA hoops at 33.3 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico’s No. 39 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico is the No. 40-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while TCU rates No. 204 at 5.9 per game.

Defensively, TCU features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.

TCU was a 59-56 winner in its last match at home against Air Force. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. TCU got 22 points from Hank Thorns en route to a 59-56 victory over Air Force on Wednesday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

New Mexico was an 85-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colorado State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Lobos and Rams didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Colorado State was handed an 85-52 defeat on Wednesday at The Pit.

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wyoming are 4-6
After playing Air Force are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Air Force are 8-2
After playing Colorado State are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Horned Frogs at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of TCU's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of TCU's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
TCU is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing TCU
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against TCU
New Mexico is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
New Mexico is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
TCU home to Wyoming, Wednesday, February 1
New Mexico at Air Force, Tuesday, January 31

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