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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Lobos underdogs vs Jayhawks at Kansas

New Mexico LobosKansas Jayhawks
7-1December 14, 2013, 07:00 | Sprint Center6-3

Sprint Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Kansas Jayhawks and the visiting New Mexico Lobos in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Jayhawks sport a record of 6-3 and 3-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lobos have 7-1 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Jayhawks and 2-3 for the Lobos.

View New Mexico Lobos vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Jayhawks installed as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 32 (Jayhawks) and the No. 64 (Lobos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

New Mexico was a 63-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cincinnati. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. New Mexico got 24 points and 13 rebounds from Cameron Bairstow en route to a 63-54 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at The Pit.

Kansas lost its last outing, a 67-61 result against Florida on December 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 67-61 against Florida in college basketball action at Stephen O'Connell Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lobos rank No. 11 in NCAA Division 1 with 43.5 per game. That compares with Kansas’s No. 89 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kansas is college basketball's No. 207-ranked team at 4.89 per game, while the Lobos rate No. 146 with 5.88 per game.

A few Lobos at Jayhawks trends to consider:
New Mexico is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 7 games

Next up:
New Mexico home to New Mexico State, Tuesday, December 17th
Kansas at Georgetown, Saturday, December 21st