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Lobos open as college hoops underdog vs Cougars

New Mexico LobosBYU Cougars
March 2, 10:00 PM | Marriott Center

New Mexico Lobos vs BYU Cougars Odds

18-11TEAM RECORD27-2

New Mexico travels to BYU on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 18-11 record with a victory over the Cougars.

The Cougars are 27-2 so far on the season, and 11-13 ATS vs. the number. The Lobos, meanwhile, are 18-11 and 12-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen BYU go 14-10 and the Lobos go 10-11-1 on the totals.

View New Mexico vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars are listed as 12-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars sit at No. 4 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lobos sit at No. 59 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 89-80.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 82.9 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 108 at 65.7 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Lobos marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 155-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.

New Mexico won its last outing, an 80-70 result against TCU on February 26. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. New Mexico got 32 points from Dairese Gary en route to an 80-70 victory over TCU on Saturday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

BYU was an 80-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego State. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. BYU got 25 points from Jimmer Fredette en route to an 80-67 victory over San Diego State on Saturday at Viejas Arena.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Air Force are 7-3
After playing TCU are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Wyoming are 7-3
After playing San Diego State are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Lobos at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games when playing on the road against BYU
New Mexico is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
New Mexico is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against BYU
New Mexico is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against BYU
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against New Mexico
The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games when playing at home against New Mexico

Next up:
New Mexico home to Air Force, Saturday, March 5
BYU home to Wyoming, Saturday, March 5

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