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New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Rebels Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 18, 1:00 PM | The Pit

UNLV Rebels vs New Mexico Lobos Odds


The Lobos will try to cover the spread at The Pit on Saturday when they get a visit from the UNLV Rebels in college basketball action.

The Rebels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Lobos are 17-5 ATS. UNLV is 12-12 on the totals; New Mexico is 11-10-1.

View UNLV vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rebels are listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Lobos and the No. 14-ranked Rebels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-83 result in favor of the Lobos.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 58 nationally ranked offense (73.6 points per game) against a Rebels defense that sits as the No. 177 at 67 PPG. The Lobos have been averaging 46.7% from the field, less than the Rebels have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).

Defensively, UNLV features the nation's No. 229-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.

UNLV lost its last outing, a 102-97 result against TCU on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Rebels endured a 102-97 loss at the hands of the Horned Frogs on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Mike Moser at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

In their last action, New Mexico was a 77-67 winner on the road against San Diego State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Lobos grabbed a 77-67 win over the Aztecs on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Kendall Williams at Viejas Arena.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boise State are 2-1
After playing TCU are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado State are 7-3
After playing San Diego State are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Rebels at Lobos trends to consider:
UNLV is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
UNLV is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games when playing UNLV
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 7 games

Next up:
UNLV home to Boise State, Wednesday, February 22
New Mexico at Colorado State, Tuesday, February 21