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College Basketball Matchup - BYU Cougars New Mexico Lobos Odds Preview

New Mexico LobosBYU Cougars
March 11, 9:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

New Mexico Lobos vs BYU Cougars Odds

21-11TEAM RECORD29-3

College hoops betting interest focuses on the BYU vs New Mexico battle Friday at Thomas & Mack Center as the Cougars look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This is a conference playoff game in the Mountain West Tournament. The game is being played at Thomas & Mack Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Cougars currently sports a 29-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-15 ATS. The Lobos are 21-11 and 14-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 15-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lobos have gone 10-14-1 against the number.

View New Mexico vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 51-rated New Mexico taking on the No. 8-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 87-80 win for the Cougars on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature BYU's No. 16-rated squad against New Mexico's No. 65-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, BYU rates No. 17 in the country with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 166 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, New Mexico owns the country's No. 126-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

New Mexico was a 67-61 winner in their most recent outing against Colorado State. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites.

BYU was a 64-58 winner in their most recent outing against TCU. They failed to cover the 16.5–point spread as favorites.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing Colorado State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing TCU are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Lobos at Cougars trends to consider:
BYU is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games when playing New Mexico
BYU is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Mexico
BYU is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Mexico