Portland Pilots visit New Mexico Lobos in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Portland Pilots vs New Mexico Lobos Odds
The Portland Pilots will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Lobos in New Mexico at The Pit on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Pilots will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Lobos are 1-4 ATS. Portland is 0-0 on the totals; New Mexico is 2-2.
The Pilots were listed as 19-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lobos sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pilots sit at No. 312 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lobos will win this game 74-61.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pilots is ranked No. 246 in NCAA hoops at 33.2 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico’s No. 168 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico is the No. 100-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Portland rates No. 322 at 3.8 per game.
Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 310-rated defense on the road, allowing 82 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.
Portland was an 81-60 winner in its last match at home against Portland State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Pilots and Vikings didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland State was handed an 81-60 defeat on Wednesday at Chiles Center.
New Mexico was a 73-58 winner in its last match at home against Idaho. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. New Mexico got 19 points from Demetrius Walker en route to a 73-58 victory over Idaho on Friday at The Pit.
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Lewis & Clark are 1-2
After playing Portland State are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Mercer are 2-0
After a win are 9-1
A few Pilots at Lobos trends to consider:
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 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
New Mexico is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland home to Lewis & Clark, Tuesday, November 27
New Mexico home to Mercer, Wednesday, November 28