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Lobos face UNLV Rebels: NCAAB odds preview and stats

New Mexico LobosUNLV Rebels
March 9, 11:30 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Rebels Odds


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

This is a conference playoff game in the Mountain West Tournament.

The Rebels currently sports a 26-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-17 ATS. The Lobos are 25-6 and 21-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rebels produce a 13-17 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lobos have gone 15-12-1 against the number.

View New Mexico vs UNLV Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 11-rated New Mexico taking on the No. 17-rated Rebels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-80 win for the Lobos on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UNLV's No. 29-rated squad against New Mexico's No. 32-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UNLV rates No. 20 in the country with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 52 nationally with 7.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, New Mexico owns the country's No. 45-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. UNLV, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.

New Mexico was a 79-64 winner in its last match at home against Air Force. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Demetrius Walker scored 19 points leading the Lobos to a 79-64 victory over Air Force at Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday.

UNLV was a 56-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wyoming. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Rebels got a 22-point performance from Mike Moser, who added 14 rebounds, as UNLV ran past Wyoming 56-48 on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center.