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College Basketball Matchup - Boise State Broncos New Mexico Lobos Odds Preview

New Mexico LobosBoise State Broncos
Feb 4, 4:00 PM | Taco Bell Arena

New Mexico Lobos vs Boise State Broncos Odds

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New Mexico pays a visit to Boise State on Saturday, hoping to send the Broncos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Taco Bell Arena.

This season, the Broncos are 10-11 overall and 9-11 ATS ATS, while the Lobos are 18-4 and 14-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Boise State boasts a 10-10 on the OU, and New Mexico is 10-8-1.

View New Mexico vs Boise State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Broncos installed as 8.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 212 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lobos sit at No. 9 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lobos will win this game 84-74.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boise State's No. 99-ranked scoring average of 71.7 PPG, against a Lobos defense rated No. 15 and allowing 58.6 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 44.5% to date this season, less than the Lobos shooters have managed so far (46.9% per game).

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.4 points per game. Boise State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.

New Mexico won its last outing, an 81-42 result against Air Force on January 31. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The battle between the Lobos and Falcons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Air Force was handed an 81-42 defeat on Tuesday at Clune Arena.

In their last action, Boise State was a 58-56 loser on the road against San Diego State. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Anthony Drmic scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncos to a win (they lost 58-56 to San Diego State at Viejas Arena on Wednesday).

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wyoming are 9-1
After playing Air Force are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Air Force are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Lobos at Broncos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boise State is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boise State's last 6 games at home
Boise State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
Boise State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
New Mexico home to Wyoming, Saturday, February 11
Boise State at Air Force, Saturday, February 11