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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - New Mexico Lobos Underdogs vs Arizona Wildcats

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Pit Saturday as the New Mexico Lobos look to beat the odds vs the Arizona Wildcats in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Arizona Wildcats opened as -15-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Arizona Wildcats vs New Mexico Lobos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 3-7 ATS against the betting line this season, while the New Mexico Lobos are 3-6 ATS. Arizona Wildcats are 7-3 on betting the total; New Mexico Lobos are 3-6.

The New Mexico Lobos sit at No. 160 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Arizona Wildcats sit at No. 48 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Arizona is ranked No. 127 in NCAA basketball at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico's No. 195 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico is the No. 9-ranked team in the country at 11.1 per game, while Arizona rates No. 169 at 7.2 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got a 29-point performance from Deandre Ayton, who added 18 rebounds, as Arizona ran past Alabama 88-82 on Saturday at McKale Center.

The Lobos endured a 65-62 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Antino Jackson at The Pit.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games
  • Arizona is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • New Mexico is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Mexico is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games
  • New Mexico is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to North Dakota State, Monday, December 18th
New Mexico at Rice, Tuesday, December 19th