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Feb 2, 8:00 PM | The Pit

Nevada Wolf Pack vs New Mexico Lobos Odds


The New Mexico Lobos hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Nevada Wolf Pack pay a visit to The Pit on the college basketball betting menu.

New Mexico battles the Wolf Pack, currently sitting with a 11-9 mark (7-10-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-11 for the Lobos and 6-7-1 for the Wolf Pack.

View Nevada vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the New Mexico Lobos as 14-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 215-rated Nevada taking on the No. 49-rated Lobos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-66 win for the Lobos on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wolf Pack rank No. 182 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.8 per game. That compares with New Mexico’s No. 162 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Mexico is college basketball's No. 208-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Wolf Pack rate No. 231 with 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Nevada features the nation's No. 234-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 176 nationally in scoring at home.

Nevada was a 66-54 loser in its last match on the road against UNLV. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Nevada suffered a 66-54 loss against UNLV on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Jerry Evans Jr. in a losing effort at Thomas & Mack Center.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled Wyoming on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Lobos got 17 points from Cameron Bairstow as New Mexico ran past Wyoming 63-59 on Wednesday at Arena-Auditorium.

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado State are 1-1
After playing UNLV are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Air Force are 8-2
After playing Wyoming are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Next up:
Nevada home to Colorado State, Wednesday, February 6
New Mexico home to Air Force, Wednesday, February 6