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Lobos open as college hoops underdog vs Rebels

New Mexico LobosUNLV Rebels
19-5February 19, 2014, 11:05 | Thomas & Mack Center17-8

The New Mexico Lobos will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rebels in UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Lobos have watched them go 19-5 and 10-10 ATS on the year, while the Rebels are at 17-8 and 15-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Rebels are 12-12, while the Lobos have a 10-9-1 mark.

View New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Rebels Odds and Stats.

The Lobos were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Rebels sit at No. 81 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lobos sit at No. 66 on the same chart.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 90-72 winner as they battled Nevada at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. New Mexico got 29 points from Alex Kirk en route to a 90-72 victory over Nevada on Saturday at The Pit.

In their last action, UNLV was a 73-62 winner on the road against Utah State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Kevin Olekaibe scored 21 points leading the Rebels to a 73-62 victory over Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNLV's No. 141-ranked offense, averaging 71.2 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 124 at 69.54 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 43.96% so far, less than the Lobos marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.65% per game.

A few Lobos at Rebels trends to consider:
New Mexico is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
New Mexico is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games
New Mexico is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
UNLV is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
UNLV is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of UNLV's last 9 games at home

Next up:
New Mexico home to San Diego State, Saturday, February 22nd
UNLV at Boise State, Saturday, February 22nd