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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Lobos underdogs vs Jayhawks at Kansas

New Mexico LobosKansas Jayhawks
7-1December 14, 2013, 07:00 | Sprint Center6-3



Sprint Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Kansas Jayhawks and the visiting New Mexico Lobos in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Jayhawks sport a record of 6-3 and 3-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lobos have 7-1 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Jayhawks and 2-3 for the Lobos.

View New Mexico Lobos vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Jayhawks installed as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 32 (Jayhawks) and the No. 64 (Lobos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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New Mexico was a 63-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cincinnati. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. New Mexico got 24 points and 13 rebounds from Cameron Bairstow en route to a 63-54 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at The Pit.

Kansas lost its last outing, a 67-61 result against Florida on December 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 67-61 against Florida in college basketball action at Stephen O'Connell Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lobos rank No. 11 in NCAA Division 1 with 43.5 per game. That compares with Kansas’s No. 89 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kansas is college basketball's No. 207-ranked team at 4.89 per game, while the Lobos rate No. 146 with 5.88 per game.

A few Lobos at Jayhawks trends to consider:
New Mexico is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 7 games


Next up:
New Mexico home to New Mexico State, Tuesday, December 17th
Kansas at Georgetown, Saturday, December 21st

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