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New Mexico Lobos vs Saint Louis Billikens Betting Matchup Report

Saint Louis BillikensNew Mexico Lobos
Dec 31, 6:00 PM | The Pit

Saint Louis Billikens vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

12-1TEAM RECORD11-2

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Pit Saturday as host New Mexico looks to handle the Saint Louis Billikens in NCAAB action.

The Lobos are 11-2 so far on the season, and 10-2 ATS vs. the number. The Billikens, meanwhile, are 12-1 and 7-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Mexico go 7-5 and the Billikens go 4-5 on the totals.

View Saint Louis vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Billikens are listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Lobos and the No. 123-ranked Billikens, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 82-80 result in favor of the Billikens.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 83 nationally ranked offense (74 points per game) against a Billikens defense that sits as the No. 4 at 52.2 PPG. The Lobos have been averaging 44.8% from the field, less than the Billikens have managed so far this season (48.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Saint Louis owns the country's No. 33-rated mark, allowing 61.7 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 100 in scoring at home.

Saint Louis won its last outing, a 71-39 result against Texas Southern on December 27. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Texas Southern out of the gym and running up a 71-39 score at Chaifetz Arena.

In their last action, New Mexico was an 89-67 winner on the road against New Mexico State. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites. The Lobos blew out New Mexico State on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 89-67 win at Pan American Center.

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing Dayton are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-3
After playing New Mexico State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Billikens at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 6 games on the road
Saint Louis is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Saint Louis is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games

Next up:
Saint Louis at Dayton, Wednesday, January 4
New Mexico home to Houston Baptist, Tuesday, January 3

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