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Lobos visit USC Trojans in college basketball clash

New Mexico LobosUSC Trojans
Dec 10, 7:00 PM | Galen Center

New Mexico Lobos vs USC Trojans Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Lobos travelling to USC Saturday to take on the Trojans on Saturday.

This season, the Trojans are 4-5 overall and 4-4 ATS ATS, while the Lobos are 6-2 and 5-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, USC boasts a 2-6 on the OU, and New Mexico is 4-3.

View New Mexico vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Trojans as 3-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Trojans, most recently No. 196 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lobos, who rate No. 55 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-60 victory for the Lobos.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits USC's No. 332-ranked offense, averaging 55.1 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 39 at 59 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Lobos marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 327 nationally in scoring at home.

New Mexico was a 76-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Missouri State. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites. New Mexico earned a 76-60 victory over Missouri State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Kendall Williams at The Pit.

Last time out for USC, they were a 55-40 loser as they battled Minnesota on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. USC got 14 points from Maurice Jones but lost anyway, 55-40, to Minnesota on Saturday at Williams Arena.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Lobos at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games on the road
New Mexico is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
USC is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
New Mexico at Oklahoma State, Saturday, December 17
USC home to Georgia, Saturday, December 17