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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Lobos over Jackrabbits

South Dakota State JackrabbitsNew Mexico Lobos
Dec 22, 2:30 PM | The Pit

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs New Mexico Lobos Odds


South Dakota State pays a visit to New Mexico on Saturday, hoping to send the Lobos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at The Pit.

The Lobos sport records of 12-0 and 5-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Jackrabbits have 9-4 and 3-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Lobos and 3-3 for the Jackrabbits.

View South Dakota State vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the New Mexico Lobos as 15-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 47-rated Lobos and the No. 225-ranked Jackrabbits, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-73 result in favor of the Lobos.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico has the nation's No. 101-rated offensive output, at 72 PPG. The visiting Jackrabbits defense ranks No. 217 allowing on average 67.9 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Jackrabbits marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota State owns the country's No. 238-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 182 in scoring at home.

South Dakota State lost its last outing, a 76-49 result against Belmont on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Jackrabbits were hammered by Belmont on Wednesday, losing by a 76-49 final at Curb Event Center in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 68-63 winner as they battled New Mexico State on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 5-point favorite. New Mexico earned a 68-63 victory over New Mexico State on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Kendall Williams at Pan American Center.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing New Mexico State are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Jackrabbits at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
South Dakota State at North Dakota State, Saturday, December 29
New Mexico at Cincinnati, Thursday, December 27