San Diego State and New Mexico have already played to one easy UNDER result on the college basketball betting totals this season as they meet at University Arena in Albuquerque on Wednesday.
San Diego State topped New Mexico 55-34 as a 3.5-point home favorite in their first meeting of the season on January 26 in the second straight UNDER result between the schools. The Aztecs are 6-4 SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Lobos.
The Lobos bring a 23-4 record (13-10-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-7 Aztecs, who are 12-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed New Mexico go 10-14 so far and the Aztecs go 12-7-2.
Bettors looking to side with New Mexico in this one found them as 5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lobos rated this week at No. 37 and the Aztecs sitting at No. 12. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-71 result in favor of the Aztecs.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico has the nation's No. 173-rated offensive output, at 67.6 PPG. The visiting Aztecs defense ranks No. 37 allowing on average 60.1 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Aztecs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, San Diego State owns the country's No. 35-rated mark, allowing 62.2 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 160 in scoring at home.
San Diego State won its last outing, an 88-75 result against Nevada on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite. San Diego State got 23 points and 12 rebounds from Jamaal Franklin en route to an 88-75 victory over Nevada on Saturday at Viejas Arena.
Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 91-82 winner as they battled Colorado State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. New Mexico got 46 points from Kendall Williams en route to a 91-82 victory over Colorado State on Saturday at Moby Arena.
San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Air Force are 8-2
After playing Nevada are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Wyoming are 8-2
After playing Colorado State are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Aztecs at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Diego State's last 10 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
San Diego State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
San Diego State is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
San Diego State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Mexico's last 10 games when playing at home against San Diego State
New Mexico is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New Mexico is 7-1-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home
San Diego State home to Air Force, Wednesday, March 6
New Mexico home to Wyoming, Saturday, March 2