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Sycamores open as college hoops underdog vs Lobos

New Mexico LobosIndiana State Sycamores
Dec 1, 2:05 PM | Hulman Center

New Mexico Lobos vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds

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The Indiana State Sycamores hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the New Mexico Lobos pay a visit to Hulman Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Sycamores currently sports a 4-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Lobos are 7-0 and 1-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sycamores produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lobos have gone 2-2 against the number.

View New Mexico vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Indiana State sat as 5.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sycamores - Lobos odds would favor the Lobos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana State is rated No. 78 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Mexico is at No. 69. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-72 win for the Lobos.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana State's No. 183 nationally ranked offense (67.8 points per game) against a Lobos defense that sits as the No. 110 at 62.7 PPG. The Sycamores have been averaging 45% from the field, more than the Lobos have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, New Mexico owns the country's No. 54-rated mark, allowing 60 points per game on the highway. Indiana State, on the other hand, rates No. 207 in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 76-58 winner as they battled Mercer at home. New Mexico earned a 76-58 victory over Mercer on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Alex Kirk at The Pit.

Last time out for Indiana State, they were a 76-62 winner as they battled High Point at home. Lucas Eitel scored 25 points for Indiana State on Sunday, leading the Sycamores to a 76-62 win over High Point at Hulman Center.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing USC are 1-0
After playing Mercer are 2-0
After a win are 9-1

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Morehead State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Lobos at Sycamores trends to consider:
New Mexico is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home
Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
New Mexico home to USC, Wednesday, December 5
Indiana State at Morehead State, Saturday, December 8