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NCAA hoops odds preview - New Mexico vs. UNLV

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Feb 9, 9:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Rebels Odds

20-3TEAM RECORD17-6

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UNLV and New Mexico on Saturday, with the host Rebels trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Lobos will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-8-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Rebels are 8-14 ATS. New Mexico is 9-11 on the totals; UNLV is 7-12.

View New Mexico vs UNLV Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rebels were listed as 4.5-point favorites 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:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rebels rated this week at No. 9 and the Lobos sitting at No. 49. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-74 result in favor of the Rebels.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNLV's No. 39-ranked offense, averaging 74.6 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 58 at 61.1 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Lobos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 35-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.6 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 35 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were an 81-58 winner as they battled Air Force at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. The battle between the Lobos and Falcons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Air Force was handed an 81-58 defeat on Wednesday at The Pit.

UNLV was a 64-55 loser in its last match on the road against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Rebels endured a 64-55 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Anthony Marshall at Save Mart Center.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Fresno State are 6-0
After playing Air Force are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Air Force are 6-4
After playing Fresno State are 4-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lobos at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games when playing on the road against UNLV
New Mexico is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
New Mexico is 15-6-1 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
New Mexico is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against UNLV
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNLV is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against New Mexico
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNLV's last 5 games when playing at home against New Mexico
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNLV's last 5 games

Next up:
New Mexico at Fresno State, Wednesday, February 13
UNLV at Air Force, Wednesday, February 13