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New Mexico Lobos Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Valparaiso Crusaders

New Mexico Lobos

vs

Valparaiso Crusaders
Saturday, December 06, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Athletics-Recreation Center

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Valparaiso Crusaders try to run the New Mexico Lobos off the court at Athletics-Recreation Center in college hoops action.

New Mexico Lobos vs Valparaiso Crusaders Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Valparaiso Crusaders as -3.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting linemay have moved, check for updates

New Mexico Lobos vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders sport a record of 7-1 and 5-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the New Mexico Lobos have 4-3 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Valparaiso Crusaders and 1-3 for the New Mexico Lobos.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Valparaiso Crusaders rated this week at No. 111 and the New Mexico Lobos sitting at No. 106.

How New Mexico Lobos vs Valparaiso Crusaders Stats Matchup

The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 85-ranked offense, averaging 72.75 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 54 at 59.71 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 48.71% so far, more than the Lobos marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New Mexico got 22 points from Deshawn Delaney en route to a 62-47 victory over New Mexico State on Wednesday at The Pit.

Valparaiso earned a 72-66 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Alec Peters at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

New Mexico Lobos vs Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Odds Trends

New Mexico is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
New Mexico is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New Mexico is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
New Mexico is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Mexico home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, December 13th
Valparaiso at Trinity International, Wednesday, December 10th

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