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Diamond Head Classic - College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors New Mexico Lobos in Battle with Auburn Tigers

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Auburn Tigers taking on the New Mexico Lobos Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Auburn Tigers were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Auburn Tigers vs New Mexico Lobos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-3 and 6-2 ATS New Mexico Lobos will face the 5-3 Auburn Tigers, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the New Mexico Lobos are 5-3 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Auburn Tigers are 5-2.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New Mexico Lobos rated this week at No. 120 and the Auburn Tigers sitting at No. 90.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico's No. 71-ranked scoring average of 79.4 PPG, against a Auburn Tigers defense rated No. 231 and allowing 78.75 PPG. The New Mexico Lobos FG% has averaged 47.59% to date this season, more than the Auburn Tigers shooters have managed so far (45.8% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Auburn was run off the court by the Musketeers on Saturday as Xavier routed them 85-61 at Cintas Center.

New Mexico suffered a 90-89 loss against Rice on Saturday, getting 21 points from Elijah Brown in a losing effort at The Pit.

Betting Trends
  • Auburn is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • New Mexico is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Mexico is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next Betting Matchups

Auburn home to Tennessee, Saturday, January 2nd
New Mexico at Nevada, Wednesday, December 30th