NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Lobos at Fresno State
New Mexico Lobos vs Fresno State Bulldogs Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting New Mexico Lobos travelling to Fresno State Wednesday to take on the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs are 8-14 so far on the season, and 11-9 ATS vs. the number. The Lobos, meanwhile, are 20-4 and 11-9-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Fresno State go 6-10 and the Lobos go 9-12 on the totals.
The Bulldogs were listed as 6.5-point underdogs 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:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 159-rated Bulldogs and the No. 41-ranked Lobos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-61 result in favor of the Lobos.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lobos rank No. 142 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.6 per game. That compares with Fresno State’s No. 314 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Fresno State is college basketball's No. 184-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Lobos rate No. 173 with 6.1 per game.
Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.9 points per game. Fresno State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.
New Mexico was a 64-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UNLV. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Lobos endured a 64-55 loss at the hands of the Rebels on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Alex Kirk at Thomas & Mack Center.
Fresno State lost its last outing, a 75-53 result against San Diego State on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. The Bulldogs were hammered by San Diego State on Saturday, losing by a 75-53 final at Viejas Arena in college basketball betting action.
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Boise State are 3-0
After playing UNLV are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Wyoming are 1-5
After playing San Diego State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Lobos at Bulldogs trends to consider:
New Mexico is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games on the road
New Mexico is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Fresno State's last 6 games
Fresno State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Fresno State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Mexico
Fresno State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
New Mexico home to Boise State, Saturday, February 16
Fresno State at Wyoming, Saturday, February 16