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UNLV RebelsNew Mexico Lobos
Jan 9, 10:00 PM | The Pit

UNLV Rebels vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

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The UNLV Rebels will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Lobos in New Mexico at The Pit on Wednesday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Rebels have watched them go 13-2 and 6-8 ATS on the year, while the Lobos are at 13-2 and 6-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Lobos are 5-7, while the Rebels have a 4-7 mark.

View UNLV vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Lobos in this one found them listed as 1-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Rebels was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lobos, most recently No. 57 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rebels, who rate No. 15 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-75 victory for the Rebels.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rebels rank No. 8 in NCAA Division 1 with 42.5 per game. That compares with New Mexico’s No. 155 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Mexico is college basketball's No. 158-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Rebels rate No. 118 with 6.7 per game.

Defensively, UNLV features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UNLV, they were an 84-63 winner as they battled CS Bakersfield at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 21.5-point favorite. The battle between the Rebels and Roadrunners didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as CS Bakersfield was handed an 84-63 defeat on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center.

In their last action, New Mexico was a 60-46 loser on the road against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. New Mexico suffered a 60-46 loss against Saint Louis on Monday, getting 15 points from Kendall Williams in a losing effort at Chaifetz Arena.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Air Force are 7-3
After playing CS Bakersfield are 0-1
After a win are 9-1

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Fresno State are 5-0
After playing Saint Louis are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rebels at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 6 games on the road
UNLV is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
New Mexico is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
New Mexico is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 7 games when playing UNLV
New Mexico is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing UNLV

Next up:
UNLV home to Air Force, Saturday, January 12
New Mexico home to Fresno State, Saturday, January 12